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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

Address: Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.

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Vienna, Austria
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I had a great time at the Rafael Coronel Museum!! The mask collection is outstanding and other displays, such as the puppets, offer a poignant insight into Colonial 'New Spain's' history and priorities.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The rich in history building is itself worth to see, the wonderful gardens and the biggest collection of masks in the world makes it a must in the city of Zacatecas. On top, it is not very crowded, so if you are looking for a peaceful and amazing place for a fare price? Visit it.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This 17th century building is in and of itself pretty gorgeous. The top floor offers lovely views of the city, la bufa, the cathedral and more but the richness doesn't stop there. Museo Coronel houses pre-Hispanic Mexican artifacts, masks and other ancient pieces alongside African artworks, modern paintings and the rock stars of the last century - Miro, Kandinsky, Picasso... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This museum was one of the highlights of my trip to Zacatecas. The collection of masks is phenomenal. Room after room are filled with an inspiring variety, each area with a similar grouping. I wish there was more information about the masks included with the exhibit, but even so it is an amazing display. The museum is housed in a... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This has got to be one of the most magical places I have been to. Everything is beyond beautiful. There are ruins, hidden gardens and amazing views. The building and setting is really not to miss.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

With over 3000 masks to check out, you hopefully can find one that speaks to you. Museum winds through many hallways and has numerous types of masks from all areas and time periods. Some of it might be a little scary for young kids since the masks were meant to fear off evil things often. I went through in about... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The largest mask collection i've seen in my life, the museum is on and old convent and even if you don't enter the museum it's worth the trip there, the ex convent is very beatiful and a very good photo op in your trip...sundays are free....

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Collioure66190
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting but too many exhibits to take in. Best to do this twice and appreciate it rather than one super charged visit. Would be fun to take a snack to enjoy in the gardens and to give a pause in the visit. Loved the ceramics in particular and the buildings themselves.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Zacatecas has so unique treasures to offer the visitor and the mask museum, the largest in the world, is worth at least two hours. The grounds are beautiful as well and take you back in time

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California
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418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This museum, located in a decaying monastery, was very cool. There was s really great mask collection. It was raining but that did not really detract from the overall experience.

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