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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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Amazing collection of masks

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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La Paz, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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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
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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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