Museo de Artes Populares

Museo de Artes Populares information

Pátzcuaro , Mexico
Address
Street cnr Enseñanza & Alcantarillas
Telephone
+52 434 342 10 29
Prices
admission M$42
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Highlights of this impressive folk-art museum include a room set up as a typical Michoacán kitchen, cases of gorgeous jewelry, and an entire room filled with retablos – crudely rendered devotional paintings offering thanks to God for saving the owner from illness or accident.

The museum is housed on the site of the former Colegio de San Nicolás, arguably the Americas’ first university, founded by Quiroga in 1540. The building was constructed on pre-Hispanic stone foundations, some of which can be seen behind the museum courtyards.