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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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Mansfield, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Take your time to read the description of the masks as you browse the exhibit. This was very interesting and a unique place to visit.

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San Miguel de Allende
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you are visiting San Miguel for even three days, call this museum and make a reservation to see this world class collection of Mexican masks. All the masks are authentic and have been used in traditional indigenous dances. The museum is beautifully designed. One can sit and watch videos of dancers using the masks as they at you!! There... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Awesome collection of masks that have all been baptized by being used in folkloric dances. On top of that all the money goes to charity!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Then go for sure. It's in a private house, and the owners are working on a true contribution to fellow man by collecting and maintaining these masks. It's fantastic...specific stories about many of the mask.

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