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Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

2 sur, 708, Puebla 72000, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
Description: This museum houses numerous artifacts and pieces of art from pre-Columbian and colonial times.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This museum has a great mix of exhibits to please everyone. The Mexican Text exhibit is awesome, and even has cards with English translations. Well worth a visit!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful building integrating colonial aspects of the original buildings! The rooftop terrace is spectacular!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The art collection was more of what you see in the cathedral. The cafe at the roof top has a great view of all the churches and their domes.

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San Antonio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This museum is full of beautiful pieces and also enjoy the wonderful blend of Colonial and modern architecture. Perfect for a morning visit. There is a wonderful gift shop for small souvenirs and it has a Roof top cafe with great views of Downtown Puebla.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a "must see" attraction, a multi-level building with contemporary art on the first level and antiques and period art on other levels spanning centuries of Mexican history. The rooftop terrace offers great views of nearby churches, and a very nice cafe.

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San Rafael, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum is located centrally in downtown. It's a wonderful little museum that you should come up and see. Free on Mondays I believe, maybe it was Sunday, I forget. Check your listings. I love the museum because it was not like most. This was a little bit more than usual. It has a connection to the Cathedral from some... More

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I've been to this museum before and saw fantastic pre-Columbian pieces that are certainly a draw for the US tourist. This time, however, that whole section was closed for renovations, and they had a few choice pieces.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

On visiting Puebla, this was one of our first stops. The Museum is very easy to locate. We visited on a Monday, so the admission was free. The lobby is lovely..a cross stitch display covering the walls, which a cross stitcher certainly appreciates! However, a lovely commentary explains the significance of the stitching of the women of this wonderful country.... More

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Near the Zocalo in an old colonial building, this museum really surprised me. Passing through the old edifice, you walk into a stunning modern museum. Part of the exhibits change regularly, and include contemporary art. The main permanent exhibits are religious art affiliated with the cathedral, and a small but good collection of ancient Mexican artifacts. The top-floor terrace has... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We arrived in Puebla on a Sunday and thought that Monday will be a bust as far as museums. What a pleasant surprise: the Amparo was not only open but also had free admission on Mondays. Admittedly, we had such a great time on the lovely roof having a sandwich and coffee and enjoying the view that the collection seemed... More

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