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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to San Miguel 5 times and didn't know about this until we did best attractions in the city to see.I would rate it at the top. Bill the owner owns an incredible B & B, with superb views and behind this is a separate building with indigenous masks he has collected from all over Mexico for decades.... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We have been collectors of masks over a number of trips --- Africa, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Ecuador, to name a few. That said, we were excited to see a mask museum rated so highly here in SMA. The reviews were correct ---- this is a great place. Having Bill actually be the tour director made it even better since... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

beautifully curated and displayed with video, artifacts and photos. You must make an appointment. You will learn more in an hour here than at any other small museum I know.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a must see. The whole mask collection is impressive. The history of the masks is so interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is one of the most memorable experiences of our trip! A word of advice: They really do need you to make a reservation. This is a private residence, so in spite of the fact that this is a world class mask collection, it's still someone's home. We did not realize a reservation was required, but the proprietor was lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Mask museum was interesting and it helped that it was housed in an absolutely stunning B&B. Worth the trip up the hill and the 50 peso donation.

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MarylinB
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was not easy to get to this place and when we got there, it was close, no information available. Better call before going.

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

I can only guess that this generous two star rating was in appreciation of the well crafted sign on the door of the museum that says "by appointment only". If you want to see the collection, make an appointment. I believe that this is what is meant by "by appointment only". More

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the most comprehensive mask museum I have seen in Mexico with a video that shows many of the masks being used in ritual dances i the villages where they were made. The museum is part of a gorgeous BandB, Casa de la Cuesta whose delightful owners collected the masks created the msueum

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We heard that the Mask Museum was a must see and it didn't disappoint. As instructed, we phoned ahead to set on a time for our visit and at the agreed upon time, we were met by Heidi, the owner of the gorgeous B&B that houses the Mask Museum. Heidi gave us some divine tea brewed from local flowers, then... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our host Bill is so knowledgeable. As we toured he explained the use for the masque and the peoples in that area. We strolled leisurely therough various sections and asked questions.

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