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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

Address: Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Zacatecas
Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Kingston, Ontario
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68 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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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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60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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