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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in Zacatecas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A museum in the interior of a sixteenth century convent. Contains a collection of masks, puppets, paintings and sculptures from many different cultures around the world, collected by the zacatecan painter and sculptor Rafael Coronel.

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Portland, Maine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Zacatecas is a great city, and this museum is a must. The masks are each unique and we loved them. Everything from diablos, animals with real teeth, humans, insects, and others. What a collection to behold. I loved the puppet section, which contained dioramas. I have special thing for dioramas. My favorite was the bullfight with the injured horse. He... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The former monastery is overrun with vegetation, but in a good way. The blooming flowers and antique buildings provide countless chances for photography. The mask exposition leaves you in awe, for both its completeness as for its diversity. Hours flew by when visiting this beautiful museum.

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Saskatoon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This museum is located in the very center of the city and has a wonderful collection of art from several well known artists. Signs are both in English and Spanish once inside and interesting articles about the artists and types of art displayed.

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Los Altos, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Beautiful gardens and buildings ; we were offered an English speaking tour guide (private guide) at our ticket purchase time. He was Very knowledgeable, and really elevated our tour to another level. We were amazed by the breadth of Coronel's collections, especially the masks which must be the largest private collection in Mexico, perhaps the world. Worth 1-2 hours of... More

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Osasco, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Its good enough cause is located in a monastery ruins with renovated gardens, but they have also the Rafael Coronel art collection (world, mexico artists), the masks collections and his own art, is fascinating!

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san luis potosi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The museum in itself is excellent! Not only because of the art, but because of the architecture and surroundings. I am not a very artsy person, but I really liked this museum, the murals and the stories in the description are very interesting. Having mentioned that, the place were is located is a great part of town. Is not a... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very unique experience. You won't want to miss this museum. It houses an incredible mask collection.

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London
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144 reviews 144 reviews
55 attraction reviews
560 helpful votes 560 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

unfortunately this place was closed the only day we were in town, so make a note: CLOSED WEDNESDAYS, it's a good walk from the center of the city, from there you can climb stairs to teleferico

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is an excellent attraction to see in Zacatecas. It rivals sites in europe and elsewhere we have traveled! Pick a nice, sunny day - you will want to spend some times in the gardens and the ruins of the cathedral. Prepare for some excellent pictures and a relaxing couple of hours. It costs 30 pesos per person - you... More

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