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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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Phenomenal!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Loreto, Mexico
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Loreto, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Albuquerque
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Thousands of masks, pre-Columbian ceramics and carvings, puppets with dioramas, Diego Rivera architectural drawings and sketches, and Rafael Coronel paintings are on display at this renovated monastery. Zacatecas is a smaller city in an out-of-the-way area and I never expected to find such a high quality museum there. A beautiful and quiet place to spend a few hours. I would've... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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

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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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