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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 6721
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A great tribute to an iconic figure.

For fans of Don Quixote, this is a "must see" place. Centrally located within Guanajuato, it is an... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Friday Harbor, Washington
Great exhibits and art openings--excellent coffee shop!

This museo has great temporary exhibits and frequent gallery openings. A monthly calendar is posted... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 6721
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

For fans of Don Quixote, this is a "must see" place. Centrally located within Guanajuato, it is an excellent place to see various artists' interpretation of Don Quixote and his epic journeys -- from classical, somewhat realistic views to contemporary, edgy views. These interpretations cause...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This museo has great temporary exhibits and frequent gallery openings. A monthly calendar is posted on the front wall of the building. The coffee shop inside is on the expensive side but worth it!

Thank pomerantzen
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Even if you don't know Don Quiote, I think you will find satisfying art work to enjoy. If you do know him, you will find wonderful interpretations of him and his story. Free on Tuesday!! (Though it only costs 30 pesos). VERY comfortable building, VERY...More

Thank cpnegrad
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the huge variety of artistic representations of Don Quixote even though we've never read the book. The museum has inspired us to get a copy of the book.

Thank 2cantravelbugs
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Marvelous, elegant building in the center of Central Historic. Sixteen rooms, hundreds of artists represented and ONE subject. Clearly I need to read the Man of La Macha again. There must be some profound, universal truths in this book to inspire such an outpour of...More

Thank susanwhitehurst
Reviewed 28 January 2017

i guess Guanajuato has an obsession with Cervantes and this museum is a testament to their love of the most loved of his characters.

Thank bryan m
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Others have appraised the art gallery. Another thing or event is the Thursday night music show. During the season a musician(s) will perform in the evenings. The theatre is quite small, with maybe 30 very hard chairs. Quality depends on the artist but usually very...More

Thank im44
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum features a broad range of pieces of art (mostly paintings and ceramics) inspired by the Cervantes's story of Don Quixote. The quality of the works is outstanding, even surprising. It is not have all that much info about Cervantes himself.

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Impressive exhibit! Self explanatory. Easy to follow. We did the exhibit in less than 2 hours. It was down the street form el Teatro Juarez.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This museum is so awesome that I had to return the next day. Whether you have ever read DQM or not, you will be delighted. Great bookstore and coffee shop, too.

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Andrea M
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Response from deepfreezeresident | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has a lot of things, lots of books, posters, even a book for kids. A good gift shop.
29 December 2014|
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Response from windsorcottage | Reviewed this property |
Hola, although it has only been a month since my visit to Guanajuato I can not recommend any of these hotels as I stayed at Hotel de las Poesias . . . . what I can say is that three times I ate at the restaurants bordering... More