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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

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a Great Colllection Tastefully Presented

Yesterday we visited the Don Quixote museum. Guanajuato has a fixation with DQ. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jeffrey h
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Well worth a visit

Creates a hitherto dormant interest in Cervantes and the Don Quixote story. Surprised to find it in... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure.
Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 6721
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yesterday we visited the Don Quixote museum. Guanajuato has a fixation with DQ. This museum is free! It is in a refurbished mansion with multiple rooms of pictures and sculptures of Don Quixote, many of the quite modern. I like modern art, especially the Mexicans,...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Creates a hitherto dormant interest in Cervantes and the Don Quixote story. Surprised to find it in Mexico rather than Spain,

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

When in Guanajuato the tranquil cafe inside the Quixote museum is my go-to place for espresso, lattes or steamers. Oftentimes there's a rehearsal going on in the atrium for the not-to-be-missed Thursday evening concerts at the museum. On top of that I try not to...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I very much enjoyed the variety of interpretations; paintings, drawings, sculptures. From Quixote on a bike to Quixote as an astronaut. What I found most endearing was that, no matter how stylized or abstract the painting or sculpture, you could still tell it was Quixote.

Thank jemenake
Reviewed June 7, 2018

A small, indoor courtyard has some impressive sculptures. There is a really good coffee shop with seats in the courtyard. If you are lucky, you'll hear musicians from the floors above

Thank LeeSQL
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We took a tour of Guanajuato and this was a not-necessarily planned stop. I've always had a fondness for this story, and seeing so many artistic interpretations of it was a wonderful experience. When we were there there was also an exhibit about Cortez, another...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

It's just lots of art about Don Quijote. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, multimedia. A must for fans of El Quijote. The tie in between Guanajuato and this classic book is very interesting. Read up on it first.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

For 30 pesos you can walk through 3 floors of art featuring The Don Quixote theme! Very bright and spacious inside with huge murals and sculptures of very high European quality.

Thank inov8or
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Nice museum, great arts, and a lot of historic underneath. Relaxing environment and pleasant staff. Another gem of the Hispanic culture in the Americas!

Thank rgudinov
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

The story of the young refugee from the Spanish Civil War who escaped to Mexico, had an eminent career and founded this place while accumulating the largest collection of Quixote art really inspired me as did all the incredible views of the knight himself. Having...More

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Andrea M
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Response from deepfreezeresident | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has a lot of things, lots of books, posters, even a book for kids. A good gift shop.
December 29, 2014|
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Response from windsorcottage | Reviewed this property |
Hola, although it has only been a month since my visit to Guanajuato I can not recommend any of these hotels as I stayed at Hotel de las Poesias . . . . what I can say is that three times I ate at the restaurants bordering... More