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Mask Museum

Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
(415) 154 4324
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Kelowna, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The collection of masks and their accompanying history is fascinating. It is worth a visit! Some of the masks are for sale.

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N. California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well worth a walk up the hill, but call first and try to get Bill to give a tour - more people = more likely. Don't miss the videos of the masks being used in dances (they all have). Bonus is the selection of masks for sale.

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Solana Beach, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Words difficult to describe - make an appointment and experience the mask and folk art museum for yourself. We so enjoyed these museums - the history and importance of the mask to the culture of Mexico is well documented on signs and highlights provided by both Bill and Heidi. Bill was out of town when we visited the first time... More

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Berkeley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After our cab driver deposited us at the wrong site and we spent 1/2 hour trying to find this place, we were still warmly greated by Heidi and allowed to tour the collection at our own pace. This has taken a real dedication and perserverence to collect and curate this assortment of masks. Well worth a visit!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This goes above & beyond a typical museum experience. On offer - a thoughtful insider's view of indigenous art & culture with great stories, the opportunity to see and purchase the work of several Mexican artisans. Bonus -- the house/inn where the museum is housed is a marvel.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Masks in Mexican culture are very important. This is a private collection where you need to schedule an appointment - but do it. The collection is diverse and has some available for sale.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is one of the finest collection of masks in one place. Collected by a knowledgeable man who is passionate about this subject, you can learn more than you imagined in a short visit.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As part of our hotel, Casa de Cuesta we were able to get a private tour of this wonderful , small museum. It really helped us understand the history of the indigenous people and their dances. Hearing Bill's passion and stories of building the collection was an added bonus!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Friends, I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and was compelled to give it a try. I was NOT disappointed!!! Finding it, however, whew..... My husband swore he knew where it was. When I found myself climbing a 45 degree hill for more than a half hour, I cursed him to within an inch of his life (I suggested several... More

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Buderim, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Bill, the host, is knowledgable and willing to spend time answering questions. Need to make an appointment.

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