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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Closes in 19 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Visit after touring Monte Albon

This is Rufino Tamayo's collection of pre-Hispanic art. Tamayo collected the pieces to preserve... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlene A
Nice museum

In June I visited this museum for the second time. It's a great small museum housing pre-hispanic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This museum contains a varied collection of pre-Columbian art donated by Rufino Tamayo, one of Mexico's most famous modern artists.
Closes in 19 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca 68130, Mexico
+52 951 516 7617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Rufino Tamayo's collection of pre-Hispanic art. Tamayo collected the pieces to preserve the history of the area. There are 5 separate rooms, all have information in Spanish, English and French. Museum is closed between 2 and 4. Set aside approximately 2 hours for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In June I visited this museum for the second time. It's a great small museum housing pre-hispanic art in a old colonial building. It is a nice retreat from the sunshine and heat.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bethnyc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

rufino tamayo collected these ancient mayan and aztec artifacts to preserve and save them from being taken from mexico. the atmosphere of the museum is conducive to the mystery of the objects themselves. it is dark inside with a blue light emanating from the displays...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just blown away, the exhibits are well lighted and clearly explained, in spanish, with the use of the colored recesses to highlight the ceramics and stone. A special, large collection. The building is equally exceptional and the courtyard a place to rest and relax.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Mexican museums are stunning for their creativity in their displays. This museum is just gorgeous with an outstanding collection that belonged to the rightly revered painter Rufino Tamayo. Friendly museum staff and lovely patio gardens.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

This is best collection of 2000 year old artifacts and art pieces in Oaxaca. Definitely a must if you like museums. Regular price is 90 pesos but was 45 pesos at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank faaradar
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Museo Rufino Tamayo was the most expensive museum visit in Oaxaca. While not as grand in size as the Oaxaca Culture Museum, the quality of the artifacts on display are excellent and beautifully displayed.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Great collection of artifacts, beautiful pieces exhibited well. Some explanations, mostly in Spanish. Plan on at least an hour to go through.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tulieguy
Reviewed May 7, 2019

this is a small museum easy walk to the zocalo, love the collection, very visitor friendly small museum, the museum have very peaceful and nice courtyard, do visit it when you in Oaxaca

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Other museums are free in Oaxaca and this one has a 90 peso entry fee, which is not a big deal. Mostly pottery, some preclassic from many civilizations and areas of Mexico. There also is a good bit of carved stone with several large mayan...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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