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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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Sacramento, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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10 reviews 10 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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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent hosts at the museum. The museum is in a bed and breakfast with a great view! Allow plenty of time to see this extensive exhibit.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nothing like visiting a true Mask Collectors collection...these are masks from all over Mexico - all the mature mask cultures are represented. Funny, scary, artistic, primitive - they are all here. Plus the owner knows his stuff. Kids will love this - no touching though! These mask are true collectors items.

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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