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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

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Address: Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
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Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of...

Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.

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I love museums because they not only take you back in time encourage you to learn the history of the area you are visiting. Only $15.00 pesos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love museums because they not only take you back in time encourage you to learn the history of the area you are visiting. Only $15.00 pesos.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum houses a collection of masques from all over the world, collected by the master artist Don Rafael Coronel, now in his eighties. The museum also holds an early sketch by Diego Rivera, and a few other impressive pieces to of art. The building, which continues to be rehabilitated, along with the gardens, make this museum worth a very... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The building is GORGEOUS! The architecture of the place is the most wonderful thing! It is a long tour if you want to visit all the areas, and some of them are not very interesting. The one that you should not miss is the one of the masks!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum houses many diverse masks of course, but in addition, there were amazing puppet displays (which was my favourite thing about the museum). The grounds and the building itself are stunning and lovely to enjoy on an afternoon stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place for the building it used to be. Gorgeously restored even if some parts are still in ruins. The exposition is okay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Loads of interesting exhibits, not only an unbelievable collection of ritual masks from all over the world, but also some other art exhibits, such as a collection of architecture and design sketches from Diego Rivera, etc. I was quite surprised at the size of the museum, I expected it to be much smaller. If there's one museum to see in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a fabulous museum if you like masks - the collection is huge and beautifully displayed, although it would have been nice to have a better explanation about each mask or group of masks. The exhibition is housed in the ruins of a 16th century ex-convent which is in itself pretty spectacular and a real treat to walk round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The city alone is very beautiful, very colonial it still has its old stone streets, narrow streets, it sits on a hill so there are vey steep roads. Its very impressive, the arquitecture, the detail is amazing. I have been here many, many times and I still get amazed and admire how well kept this city is. Not to mention... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This very large art museum has works of Picasso and Miro as well as other famous artists! Who would have ever guessed that a provincial Mexican city would have such an incredible museum? You'll need about two hours or more to see and appreciate all the exhibits. Not to worry however since there are benches dispersed throughout to rest up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

With a collection of thousands of masks from all over the world, if you like masks, this is for you. If masks bore you (after a while I was bored) the building is very beautiful and the gardens are wonderful too. Look out for the room of devil masks, though, as it is particularly well lit.

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