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Address: Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone Number: (415) 154 4324
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Mask Museum - a must

Casa de la Cuesta is a bed & breakfast / a treasury of mexican relics. The couple who owns and run both hotel and museum are wonderful, passionate people. They revere the culture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Casa de la Cuesta is a bed & breakfast / a treasury of mexican relics. The couple who owns and run both hotel and museum are wonderful, passionate people. They revere the culture of Mexico and are very artistic with the descriptions of the masks, the tribes which created and had them within their families, etc. It's a treat for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While in San Miguel, we attended a fundraiser for a local charity in the guest house attached to the museum. This is a fascinating collection of masks for all around Mexico. I understand the guest house is lovely too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Bill and Heidi provide a great history of masks in Mexico and a wonderful tour of their home (also a B+B) museum. Set aside at least 2 hours; call ahead for reservations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stunning collection of folk art arranged in a cohesive manner. A passionate collector who welcomes the public. The owner is rather curt and grumpy. Worth it anyway.

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Oakville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cant believe that the owner of this amazing collection is the most rude and lack of manners I have ever met!. All of our ART group from Canada was really surprised and disappointed at the service he provided. Unbelievable that he makes money behaving in that way.Great collection, terrible service!

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

So sorry to disappoint. When I contact a guided tour of the museum, I discuss the context of contemporary indigenous ceremonial dance related to pre-conquest mask use, the influence of the Spanish, French, importation of black slaves and importantly, the Catholic church. Context also includes the Protestant reformation and the defeat of the Moors in Spain. I mention how I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were confused and disappointed with our tour. Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and my correspondence with the owner, I made an appointment expecting a personal guided tour, but this was not the case. When we got there, we were led by an employee into the museum, put in front of a video, and told that the owner would... More 

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

I will provide personal guided tours when asked to do so. Otherwise, Trip Advisor readers should know that the museum is curated and self-guided. Detailed text in both Spanish and English is provided throughout the museum describing the masks and their use in indigenous ritual. There are over 75 photos of masks in performance and a video display showing over... More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's a small door with no signs. With 3 inch by 3 inch sign. They say you have to book appointment first.

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

The sign on the museum entrance says "by appointment only". All local advertising, my museum website, literature distributed in the tourist office plus other Trip Advisor reviews all say that you must make an appointment to visit the mask museum. The telephone number and email address are listed everywhere. I would be curious to know what this reviewer would say... More 

Grand Cayman
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was my third trip to San Miguel and I had never heard of it. What a trip highlight. You'll need to call ahead to reserve. And then, you'll want to leave plenty of time to arrive in case you make a wrong turn getting there. The masks are exquisite, but the stories - told do beautifully by the Museum's... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While the Mask Museum is a unique site in San Miguel, what is even more compelling, is the labor of love property and the wonderful owners! I had the privilege of attending one of the many community events sponsored by this wonderful couple who often give back so much to the community. Go have breakfast or a meal there, enjoy... More 

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billyheidi, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words but just to clarify, breakfasts at Casa de la Cuesta B&B are served only to our house guests. We do not offer restaurant services. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

well I usually travel by myself so selfie is a must in my case! Especially a selfie with all demons and angels hahah its amazing place a very good quality of art and colors I did thousans masq selfie so my all friends love it on instagram and FB.

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