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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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Its hard to find it if you dont have someone who has been take you there, but it is well worth it. The owners also have a fabulous B&B. There are over 600 masks from all different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Parlino27
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Amelia Island, Florida
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Amelia Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Its hard to find it if you dont have someone who has been take you there, but it is well worth it. The owners also have a fabulous B&B. There are over 600 masks from all different regions of Mexico that has taken 25 yrs to accumulate. It is well worth the visit and make sure you also check out... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this and we had it all to ourselves. WOW! As an art teacher I was wonderfully surprised at the variety and quality of the exhibition.

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Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in folk art or indigenous culture, you must pay a visit here. The host is knowledgeable and gives an excellent talk before he leads you into his fascinating collection.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This past spring was my first time to the Mask Museum and it's definitely worth reserving a tour (you must reserve through their website). The groups are small and the tour is fascinating. More than 500 masks -- all used in indigenous ceremonies throughout Mexico. Also, there is a folk art gallery upstairs that is just as interesting. Be sure... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visiting this mask museum is awesome. The owner is so knowledgeable and filled with information which he shares with the group. The display and presentation of his collection is excellent, truly top museum quality. And also his wife is equally interesting when she shares her profound knowledge about folk art in Mexico and the many artists she works with.

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Belmont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great info from our host and hostess about This interesting Mexican folk art. Many thanks too for the great food we had following the tout!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I loved it - Bill was very informative and hospitable. How could you not like it when he invites you into his home/B&B/private museum? Bill talks for about 30-45 minutes (longer for us since it was raining hard and we didn't want to get went walking from the home to the museum). the museum itslef has great masks which are... More 

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The visit starts with a lecture on Mexican culture so be ready to listen for a while before entering the museum. At first I was annoyed but the talk was really very interesting.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyable visit. I like this mask collection and the display. However I do not like the location and accessibility

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Toluca, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

sometimes used by michoacan or zacatecas people, the ones in san miguel are not use for dancing ,, only decorate the museum ,, I can tell you will manage to fin your type of mask, .

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