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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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Wow! What an amazing private collection of Mexican dancing masks. The organization of this small museum is astounding. OVER 650 masks from various regions of the country are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Edmonton, Alberta
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow! What an amazing private collection of Mexican dancing masks. The organization of this small museum is astounding. OVER 650 masks from various regions of the country are assembled according to type along with film footage of some of the ceremonial dances in which they were worn. There is a lot of information presented in a coherent manner. In addition... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Mask Museum is a must-see! It is only open by appointment, but it's definitely worth the effort to arrange a visit. It has 500 masks attractively displayed, and Bill, the owner, has a wealth of information about the masks. I especially enjoyed the videos of dance ceremonies from many different regions of Mexico.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Just another little place to se if you like Art. San Miguel has small shops around and a lot of little things to see . Take comfortable shoes to walk around a lot.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What makes this tour special is that the man who has spent years collecting the masks, leads the tour of the museum. His insights into the ceremonies, and his obvious affection for the cultures from which they come, makes the tour an engaging learning experience. The masks in the collection are special because all (over 500) have been worn in... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is an old casa converted linto a b&b. The owner is an expert on masks from all over central Mexico.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very well curated little museum by a collector turned expert. He gives the tour personally. It is very nicely laid out and well labelled. There is even a video. Very interesting couple of hours. Well worth the visit.

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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The mask museum is extraordinary. Well worth the hike up a rather steep street! The grounds are gorgeous too. The view of the city is lovely and the art collection in this museum/ bed and breakfast is well worth your time. Be sure to call ahead and make an appointment.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bill gave us a wonderful talk and tour of the museum. He is knowledgeable, interesting, and the masks fascinating. We spent over two hours leisurely touring. The B&B where the museum is located is wonderful as well. Heidi, Bill's wife, talked about Mexican folk art and the artists showcased in her shop. A highlight of our San Miguel vacation.

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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hidden away Mask Museum. Must have appointment. Great variety. One of the best selections I've seen. Must go see.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you like masks, visit this wonderful collection of Bill and Heidi Lavasseur. All the masks displayed are written about and have been used ceremonially. There is a fascinating video of any of the masks being danced in There are also some masks for purchase.

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Address: 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
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende

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