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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

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Address: Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of...
Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Wonderful masks in a historic former convent.

The physical building and the wonderful collection of masks & contemporary art. Easy walking distance from the main cathedral & around the corner from the best restaurant in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The physical building and the wonderful collection of masks & contemporary art. Easy walking distance from the main cathedral & around the corner from the best restaurant in town.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Adapting ruined monastic structures into state-of-the-art museums is something Mexico does superbly. Here the former Franciscan monastery dating to 1567 has been restored to house painter and collector Rafael Coronel's collection of masks not only from Mexico but from across the globe. In addition to a vast collection of masks (said to be the largest in the world), the museum... More 

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La Paz, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

16th century convent near the center of the city has a huge selection of masks from different areas of Mexico and from around the world. Very impressive museum.

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Allow a couple of hours to roam about the grounds of this 1500's monastery. The collection of masks is probably the most extensive in any Mexican museum, and exemplifies the cultures and celebrations of the Mexican people. Indulge yourself in the displays of puppets, ancient pottery, and art. This museum is a precious gift to mexico and to the world.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went here with a friend out of curiosity. Zacatecas is relatively small, so I wasn't expecting much. Instead, we saw a TON of beautiful masks in a one-of-a-kind space! You can take your time meandering through the rooms. The masks are the prominent feature here, but there are also paintings and smaller exhibits. A must-see if you're in Zacatecas.

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Mexicali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I only liked the African exposition, but I am not to much into paintings. but it has many diferent expositions. you have to keep in mind that is not one of the greatest museums in the world but it gives you something different to do,

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Loreto, Mexico
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

World class collections in an incredible space. The grounds are lovely and the restoration work in progress worth many photos. And then there are the masks! Huge collection with multiples of all categories. The is a whole room of just devil masks for example. We took hours just oohing and ahing over the masks. Then around another corner, a huge... More 

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Monterey, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good parking right next to the museum but be careful, they chain the lot at closing time. Luckily, there is a nice nightwatchman that can open the gate for you.

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Kingston, Ontario
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum is built into a monastary in ruins therefore just walking through it is a delight in its own right. It is about a 15 minute walk from the town centre down beautiful streets. Entrance is 80 pesos with gives you access to a small collection of Raphael Coronel's work and his extensive collection of traditional masks. The collection... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Museum built on old monastary. Displays numerous arts and craft works. 1000's of masks, puppets, dolls, from local and all over Mexico. Worth the 30 pesos ticket and time!

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