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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 2602
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More than toys, and not just for children

Three floors full of colorful Mexican toys and pieces of folk art. Definitely worth spending a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C1andG2
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Morristown, NJ
Having fun like a kid.

A must in San Miguel de Allende to be able to see Mexico trough its crafts and its toys. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ismael L
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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution devoted to preserve Mexican toys and playful domains. In order to spread its collection , that consists by more than one thousand objects, this first in its genre country-wide museum was created to permanently-wise exhibit, this rustic toy heritage acquired by Angélica Tijerina over the course of fifty years. The toys are considered samples of the artisans production history in México.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 2602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three floors full of colorful Mexican toys and pieces of folk art. Definitely worth spending a pleasant hour or so. Adults will love it as much as children. Also has a small store with nice items to take home as souvenirs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must in San Miguel de Allende to be able to see Mexico trough its crafts and its toys. This museum is filled with a joyful nostalgia, a well cared exhibition and tons of love and dedication in its displays. Tons of color and fun...More

Thank Ismael L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Like everything in San Miguel , from the outside you never know! We went in the morning and the building seems small. Inside it just kept on going and it seemed as much folk art as toy museum , mainly because the toys of Mexico...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Expecting to be underwhelmed by a few indigenous toys, instead we were amazed at the beauty and breadth of the collection here. Fabulous toys and games are displayed meticulously in a stunning building. This is an easy walk from the jardín. Don’t miss it.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Big selection of toys both old and newer. Well played out to see everything in a attractive way. Hand made toys were excellent and sometimes amazing. Well worth the time and low fee to see. Just a few blocks from the center of old town.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This Museum was the best folkart experience we had in the city of San Miguel only rivaled by the Atontonilco Gallery 8 miles out of town in Atontonilco.Three floor of gorgeous, clever and whimsical art took about an hour to see, Be sure to enjoy...More

Thank JoanJ77
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

A wonderful collection of toys that are also true folk art, housed in a modern renovated space, on multiple floors, including a rooftop. The artistry and inventiveness is amazing in everything displayed, from the miniature to the life-sized. [See the wrestlers tableau!] You will leave...More

Thank tillyhill
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

This place was just a few blocks from our place - well worth an hour or 2. Has 3 floors of delightful toys and dolls with a great view from rooftop. Then walk down to the Mercado

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

This is a not-to-be missed attraction in San Miguel. There are three floors packed with remarkable and inventive folkloric toys created by artisans. It is both a delightful presentation of a wide range of toys over 3 floors and a history of Mexico. We loved...More

Thank Monique W
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see this getting all the great reviews. It’s not a knock-your-socks-off kind of place but it’s interesting enough. Doesn’t take a whole lot of time and has an in depth collection of toys. Good enough to drop in for a quick visit.

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