Museum Rio Cuale

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Small Exhibition, 400+ Years of History
Aug 2019
The building is so small that it’s hardly to be noticed, but once stepping in, you’ll see a history of more than 400 years. With introduction in both Spanish and English, the exhibition traces back to 1564 when the earliest Pacific-cross commercial trading route was being established between Acapulco and the Philippines, and the subsequent expansion from China and other European countries to the New Spain. A wonderful surprise is the small collection of artifacts from several hundred years ago, including a bronze figure from China, porcelain vases and other tableware from China, Japan, England, and paintings and figurines of Virgin Mary. The introduction is brief yet detailed that gives a starting point for people who are interested in this history and want to explore further. Most people don’t even know the existence of this nice little museum, only discover it accidentally while passing by, so it will be a worthwhile thing to do to spread the word and let more people know about it and learn some history about Mexico as well as the world. Go and visit, you'll get a wonderful surprise too.
Written September 20, 2019
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IDtraveler81
Grangeville, Idaho37 contributions
Free Museum excellent diversion for 30 minutes of educational time
Jun 2019 • Couples
A small museum perfect for incorporating a little culture and education of mexican history while down town. No need to do a tour. Take a taxi and walk. We included this as part of a self guided walking tour of the malecon and navy museum. MUseum was free, we left a donation. Small collection but interesting. Everything from swords to childrens toys to china from the colonial era. Museum highlights the relationship between the west coast of Mexico and the Phillipines via the Manilla Galleon trade. We will come back with our elementary age children when we return.
Written June 15, 2019
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Leslie1958
New Westminster, Canada202 contributions
Small
May 2019 • Friends
Although the museum is small it is very interesting. Gives a lot of history of Mexico. It is free to enter which is a bonus. And also is a good place to cool down a bit. They tell a great story and I found the information about the Asian influence interesting as I didn't know much about it.
Written May 26, 2019
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DCDoctor
Cincinnati, OH136 contributions
CLOSED
Feb 2018 • Friends
Museum website is up, but the facility is closed. Was told that although there is a sign noting “closed for renovations” dated 2015, that the museum is permanently closed.
Written February 19, 2018
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Johnnie W
24 contributions
nice place for seeing old Mexico art
Oct 2016 • Solo
Visit to here shows old time Mexican art and antiques. Some are available for purchase as well as having some great food in area.
Written July 19, 2017
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Paulshappy
Courtenay, Canada3,775 contributions
CLOSED
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited early April and the Museum was closed and shuttered. We looked through the windows and all the displays had been removed. There was one workman inside the building, but no signs or info on what has happened to the museum. We also asked some local vendors along the Isla Cuale Market, but no one seemed to know what was happening. Hopefully it'll re-open.
Written May 2, 2017
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rduinc
Saint Louis, MO2,245 contributions
Call ahead or ask concierge...
Oct 2016 • Couples
We were in Puerto Vallarta the third week of October and spent a lot of time in El Centro and always stopped by to see if this place was open, and it never was. It didn't looked closed permanently, so I'd recommend calling ahead or asking your concierge for their hours.
Written November 1, 2016
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bodsurfnguy
Las Vegas, NV35 contributions
mostly closed most of the time
Mar 2015
limited collection, no current shows. and mostly closed, needs new life breathed into it. a sleeping gem of potential.
Written February 1, 2016
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James M
Sterling Heights254 contributions
Great place to visit on a hot day.
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is a very small museum of history. It's air conditioned and feels great during a hot shopping trip down the Cuale river. If you just look at the exhibits you will be out in a few minutes. However if you ask the staff a few questions, you can spend a lot of time here.You can make a small contribution as you exit since this is a free exhibit.
Written January 22, 2016
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terrynkathy
Mismaloya, Mexico653 contributions
A small but interesting museum with great air conditioning !!! Some days you really want that air conditioning!
Dec 2015 • Couples
Staff is friendly accomodating and willing to explain the exhibits. You only need a few minutes to walk through unless you want to study artifacts.
Written January 9, 2016
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