Regional Museum of Popular Art

Calle Vasco de Quiroga
Uruapan, MC - Map It
(452) 524-3434

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Regional Museum of Popular Art (Museo de Arte Popular) is on Calle Vasco de Quiroga, facing the n. side of the main plaza. It is housed within La Huatapera, a colonnaded building that is a fine example of 16th-century architecture; built under the direction of Spanish bishop Vasco de Quiroga, it was originally a hospital. The museum exhibits artwork by the Purepecha, Mazahua, Nahua and Otomi Indians—all indigenous peoples of Michoacán—and also has two rooms featuring rotating displays. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free; donations are accepted.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 9:30-1:30 and 3:30-6. Closed Jan. 1, May 1 and Christmas.