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Casa de los Venados

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Address: Calle 40 #204, Valladolid, Mexico
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Jewel of the Yucatan

Truly an unexpected treasure, this rich collection of authentic Mexican folk art and stunning architecture was the highlight of our stay in Valladolid! A gracious and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Sara G
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Truly an unexpected treasure, this rich collection of authentic Mexican folk art and stunning architecture was the highlight of our stay in Valladolid! A gracious and knowledgable docent met us at the door and provided a very thorough and detailed tour of each room and artifact including the history of the museum-like Casa. The owners have restored the property in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I heard about this house through a friend went and saw it. It was amazing. I would recommend anyone who loves Mexican folk art to visit. John and Dorianne's life works collection is a must see. It's also for a good cause all money raised is donated.

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of your experience visiting our home Casa de los Venados to tier the house and our collection of more than 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art We hope you will return agin soon, as there are always new things to see. More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Simply to understand contemporary Mexican culture, this is a must see. It will help unravel the complexities of the Mexican way of being, through folk art by master craftsmen given the freedom to express themselves by the owner/curators of the collection. Thank-you for opening to the public.

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to our home, Casa de los Venados . We hope you will sometime in the future have the opportunity to return for another visit, as with a collection of over 3,000 pieces there is always items to see for the first time. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of the best things to do in Valladlid. One hour tour in the house of this American couple who have collected hundreds of handcafts pieces of mexican art in their villa. An unforgettable experience, the place is amazing!!

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We are honored that you came quite a distance to tour our home and our collection of more than 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art. More 

boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This collection of folk art is a labor of love built piece by piece over sixty-five years. The collection is held in a private home so while the tour if free, it is important to respect the times (i.e. show up at 10 am for the tour). Our guides were knowledgeable and very pleasant. They provided detailed descriptions of many... More 

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of your experience when you came to visit our home Casa de los Venados and your tour of the hiuse and our collection of Mexican folk art More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It is a beautiful house, the owners are there to greet visitors on the tour, it has a large collection of Mexican pieces. the most impressive figures of the place are Mexican catrinas. I recommend visiting this house during his visit to Valladolid.

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Thank you for your very nice review of your experience when you came to visit our home Casa de los Venados and your tour of the hiuse and our collection of Mexican folk art More 

SAN JACINTO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoy and collect Mexican Folk Art and felt like it was the Disneyland of Mexican Folk Art. The tour guide was very informative and took the time to explain the different art work and how the owners acquired it. From item purchases to commission paid to Mexican artists to make the pieces. It is colorful and at each turn... More 

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. I am sorry my wife and I were on a tripe hen you came for a visit, as I always enjoy meeting and talking with a fellow collector of Mexican folk art. Hopefully you will be able to visit Casa de los Venados again sometime in the future and I will be able... More 

Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wow, I had no idea about the richness, depth of Mexican folk art! Seeing so much great work, while learning some of the meaning and context, was fantastic. I'm hooked now. And I love that the owners do so much for the community. The house itself is marvelously restored/rebuilt, too.

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

We are sorry my www and I were not at home to greet you in person We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our home and the tour of the house and our collection of Mexican folk art. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This tour was truly a highlight of our Mexico trip so far. The collection shows the whole range of Mexican folk art while also displaying Mexican history and culture. It is so cleverly curated, which makes it even more remarkable that this is a private home and the art serves as decoration. The furnishing is also part of the whole... More 

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wwtravelerAAA, Manager at Casa de los Venados, responded to this review

Wow....how nice of you to write such a glowing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a real "find" and definitely worth a stop. There is no entrance fee, however, donations are encouraged and the donations benefit a children's hospital - exclusively. This is a private collectors 'hacienda' and his generous spirit and superior taste are evident through-out.

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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and tour. Thank you for your kind revuew of your experience. More 

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