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Casa de los Venados

Address: Calle 40 #204, Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this fabulous house and folk art collection, if you are in the Valladolid area. A unique collection of outstanding folk art. Guided tours every morning at 10 AM in English and Spanish go thru the common areas, several guest rooms and part of the owner's house. A 60 peso donation per person is requested and is given... More 

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France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a private collection of folk art from all over Mexico. Much of it is very new , having been directly commissioned by the owner in the past few years. The guide is knowledgeable though I learned less about pieces than I would have at a museum. For example, I saw a skeleton that was dressed as a yaqui... More 

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

Needless to say, we are disappointed your experience was not what you had hoped for during your visit. Most visitors are here to have a"visual experience " seeing the architectural award wining house and the collection of over 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art. I wish I had the opportunity to meet you in person and answer your questions.,our guides... More 

Chapel Hill, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a must see attraction for anyone with an interest in Mexican folk art. Not only is the collection varied and stunning but the owner, John and the guide Freddy were both remarkably knowledgeable and courteous. Not sure what the previous reviewer who arrived at 2:30 pm expected. Every bit of literature printed and digital about Casa de los... More 

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

Mil gracias ( a thousand thanks) for your review. I thought there must be a full noon after I too read the previous Strange and more important totally factually false and misleading Review about access for tours at our house museum. I am so glad you chose to respond to the factually false previous review on our behalf. As you... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are interested in architecture, you should go. This is an 18,000 sq ft, 400 year-old house that took 8 years to renovate. if you are interested in Mexican folk art, you should go. Over 3,000 pieces. If you are interested in the work of contemporary Mexican artists, you should go. Best of all, if you care about improving... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit our home and seeing the collection of mexican folk art More 

108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we arrived at 2:30 on Thursday...there was no friendly greeting we were turned away and told to come another day...no hours are posted...its some kind of secret club you must join to get in I think

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

There is no way to say this except...the information this review is absolutely totally false and totally misleading from the true facts! There is a clearly visaable sign posted on the entry door in both Engkish and Spanish which reads: " Tours of the House Museum are everyday at 10 AM (Please ring the bell) Otherwise, please call 856 -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

A vast collection of Mexican folk art by artists both living and dead! Each room is more delightful than the last, and our tour guide could not have been more friendly, generous and insightful. The owner came out to greet us, answered questions, and even gave suggestions for other sights in and around Valladolid. The 60 pesos donation goes to... More 

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

Thank you for review and your favorable comments about the guide for your tour. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A great way to start your day in Valladolid is to be at Casa de los Venados at 10 AM when they have their tour in English. There is so much to see, almost hard to take it all in. The tour takes and hour so the guide only focuses on some of the objects but you can always ask... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to,our home. More 

Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

An amazing private collection of over 3000 folk art pieces collected by the American owners John & Dorianne. If you love Mexican Folk Art, Casa de los Venados is a MUST. Owner John led our tour through his beautiful home. We were even escorted by the family dog Mia. John said they are working w/ a university to catalog and... More 

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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 to see the house and our folk art collection. Interesting how you found out about our home from the person at the restaurant....I guess you never know how far your light shines. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While the art collection here is undoubtedly stunning, there is something strange about this place. I did not know it existed and happened to be walking past when a tour started so was able to join. You are walked through the private residence of Mr. John, the owner, from Portland. The property is stunning, ornate, with a large private pool... More 

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brighton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A massivly friendly and well informed tour guide showed us around the impressive Casa de los Venados. We were sceptical at first, something about tour guides and folk art didn't appeal (the review in Lonely Planet didn't do it justice), but I'm so glad we listened our enthusiastic hotel neighbours - it was amazing! Crammed with beautiful pieces and teeming... More 

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