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Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

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Address: Calle Positos 7, Guanajuato, Mexico
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Very nice modern and contemporary museum

My adult children suggested we visit this museum next to the main buIlding of the University of Guanajuato. From the name I expected a history museum so was pretty surprised as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Totally worth a visit if only to see the gun turned into musical instrument exhibition which was eye opening. Also enjoyed the immature figuring area, Japanese toys and improving my Spanish through reading the various notes in Spanish!

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Chelan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My adult children suggested we visit this museum next to the main buIlding of the University of Guanajuato. From the name I expected a history museum so was pretty surprised as it ismostly contemporary art. The art is good and very unusual.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautifully restored home where this museum is housed. Excellent historical pieces- definitely worth visiting.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you are walking from the Centro to say the Alhondiga, this very nice little museum is on the way and you should devote some time to it: Wonderful murals by Chavez Morado, pottery, miniatures, oils and more. The entrance fee is a very reasonable 20 pesos. Also along the Calle Positos is Diego Rivera's house, and museum, which is... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Incredible collection of miniature toys. No need for a translator. I didn't experience my normal "museum fatigue" in this place. It was delightful.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The works of several important artists are exhibited here. If you enjoy art, this is a terrific museum.

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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

From the outside it doesn't look like much but this museum has a great collection of folk art, including an extensive collection of miniatures, and upstairs beautiful paintings and prints, including a special exhibit on the work of the print maker Posada (think skeletons). My favourite were the oil portraits by Bustos. Also, there is a good deal offered in... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This interesting museum has three floors of different kinds of art. We absolutely loved the enormous murals going up the walls of the indoor outdoor staircase, depicting the history of Mexico and the oppression by the Spanish and the church. Very dramatic. It is true that one gets a lot more from this museum being able to read Spanish (my... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Walking in I didn't know what to expect. I thought it was going to be a small museum, but it turned out that it had 3 floors of absolutely beautiful paintings and photographs. It is an awesome museum to visit to get a feel for the local culture and heart warming Guanajuatenses.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited this on the last day of our trip and were delighted to find it was so compact and manageable. We weren't sure what to expect and were delighted with the miniatures. The signage could have been better, but the skill involved in preparing the exhibits was impressive.

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Additional Information about Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

Address: Calle Positos 7, Guanajuato, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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