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Casa de los Venados

Calle 40 #204, Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Carlsbad, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I first want to thank again our hosts and owners of the Casa De Los Venados, Mr. John and Dorianne Venator.. They had just finished hosting a town event and allowed us to tour the home.. This is there home.. I am sharing this as the negatives seem to be about times are other traditional tourist site issues.. This is... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What an absolutely incredible experience. The Venators have such a beautiful collection of Mexican folk art that left us stunned and in awe. Our lovely guide was super knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly--he took us from room to room explaining the stories behind many of the art pieces. I really can't explain how amazing the art collection is and how generous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An absolutely stunning house of art which moved me to tears. The owner has truly created something special here that everyone should see if they're in Valladolid. The tour guide Darwin was excellent as well. Cannot recommend this place enough!

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

Thank you for your very nice review about your tour of Casa de los Venados. We are also glad that Darwin your guide for your tour met and exceeded your expectations. We hope you might come again soon and bring with you some family members and friends. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We are so so glad we missed our coach by going instead to casa de Los venados. It literally left us speechless. The most amazing, beautiful house and collection of art we have ever seen. The owners and our guide were wonderful and we are so greatful that thy allowed us into their home, we really wanted to stay forever!... More

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

We are so terribly sorry you missed your coach..,but glad we were able to provide some added enjoyment for you with your tour of Casa de los Venados. We are pleased you found the tour worthwhile and enjoyable. We hope you will be able to return sometime in the not too distant future. More

Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Venator have amassed a wonderful collection of contemporary Mexican art from many regions of Mexico including a large amount of Mayan art from local Valladolid artists, sculptors and painters. The size of the collection allows for much diversity while maintaining the continuity of the regional influences in the many pieces. This is a private residence which is... More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour of our home Casa de los Venados and our collection of over 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk and contemporary art. We hope you, your family members and friends will return soon for another visit. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ring the doorbell at 10 am and enter a magical world of Mexican folk art, housed in an incredibly redesigned noble house. This is a place like no other i have been. Jammed full of an immense collection of folk art from around Mexico, we were guided around by Darwin, who beautifully explained much of what we saw, from the... More

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

We are pleased that not only did you enjoy your visit to our home Casa de los Venados, but that your sons also enjoyed themselves! Thank you for sharing your comments with others on tripadvisor, which will help us secure more donations from more visitors to help those less fortunate have better health . More

Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A must see in Valladolid! So nice to be so warmly welcomed into someone's actual home. The collection was wonderful and Darwin brought it all to life through his brilliant explanations. Shame the owners were away as we would have loved to have met them. The Frida Kahlo room was a highlight as well as the stunning pool!

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our home..Casa de los Venados and that Darwin did a nice job for you as your guide. Sorry we were on a short 5 day trip to the USA and missed meeting you . We hope you might return soon and bring friends so we might meet you. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very interesting and beautiful. Great tour guide and the owner even came to welcome us to his home at the beginning of the tour. Do not miss this opportunity.

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

Thank you for your nice review of your visit tomCasa de los Venados. We are glad you enjoyed your tour . More

Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is a hidden gem! The collection of pop art displayed here is vast and beautiful. Every piece is placed strategically to be admired to the fullest. Darwin was amazing, he knew every piece and the history behind it. A nice surprise was to meet Mr. Venator! He was so nice! Definitely a must if you are in Valladolid.

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

Thank you for your nice review. We are so very glad you had an enjoyable visit at Casa de los Venados. Since you live in Cancun, which is less than 100 miles from Valladolid, we hope you will visit again soon and bring friends and family members with you on you next visit. More

Stafford, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

i loved that all the areas of Mexico were represented in the handicrafts that were collected. It was amazing to see the vast array of artwork. I love the Frida Kahlo themed room and the Dia de los Muertos calaveras.

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

Thank you for you nice review of our home and collection. MIL GRACIAS! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will return soon. More

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