Franz Mayer was born at Mannheim, Germany, in 1882. He left his family, went to London and New York and earned his money in the finance industry. Later he became a business man in Mexico. There he started to collect Mexican art, artisan objects and everyday items. Ten years after his death these 9,000 objects formed the base for the Museo Franz Mayer. It is located in a former flour storage that was later used as a hospital next to the Alameda Central park.
Therefore, you will most probably pass by the museum: it is very close to the Palacio des Bellas Artes and the Torre Latinoamericana. It is fun to explore the exhibition and the changing exhibitions happening there. But the museum is also a fantastic quiet space if you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In its central patio there is a nice coffee bar and the museum also includes a shop if you want to buy some souvenirs.
Museo Franz Mayer
Avenida Hidalgo 45
Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México
06300 Ciudad de México, CDMX