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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
9-516-4750
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Fascinating exhibit

This is a museum with odd hours (opens at 4pm), but well worth the time. Information about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grandmajoan
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Vestal, NY
An outstanding collection, beautifully presented.

Works by region in a small museum, hard to find open at posted times, by my expereience. English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jesseMN
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MN, USA
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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a museum with odd hours (opens at 4pm), but well worth the time. Information about the collection is provided in English and the collection is beautifully displayed and dated. We are fortunate that the pieces were collected and preserved in Oaxaca so that...More

Thank Grandmajoan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Works by region in a small museum, hard to find open at posted times, by my expereience. English and Spanish guides books in every gallery. Several visiting exclaimed the collection contained things they had never seen before, nor believed could not have been damaged with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best collection of pre-columbian art I've ever seen, arranged in a really beautiful space. Very much worth it.

1  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful setting with a solid collection of Mesoamercian arts from around Mexico. Items are treated more for aesthetic value than historical value, but the historical information is sufficient to be informative. English (and French) information sheets are available in each room to translate exhibit...More

1  Thank CHMassachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb small museum in downtown Oaxaca. Artifacts are well lit and well displayed. Grounds are immaculate. Currently there is a display of contemporary work in the courtyard based on images of Tamayo's paintings. There is a also a video of his work (in Spanish)...More

1  Thank canadianpotter
Reviewed November 27, 2017

The Rufino Tamayou Museum is a wonderful, small musuem in Oaxaca. The collection is beautifully displayed and filled with delightful objects. Just the right size for a nice break from the city's traffic and heat.

2  Thank Richard M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This museum is a must, even if you are not into museums. It is compact, well organized and the artifacts are displayed in a way that you see and enjoy them without feeling overwhelmed. We have taken friends to this museum over the years and...More

Thank retireandtravelnow
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Nice but spendy for how small it is. Great info on the pre spaniard culture but very small. I am an art buff and went through this in 15 min.

Thank SundayCJ
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is an impressive museum, with a wonderful collection of Pre-Columbian art. We went just after our trip to Monte Alban and it was amazing to see what the residents were creating. The museum is relatively small so is very manageable. The art is so...More

Thank Monson40
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Wonderful collection of statues from 2500years ago, garden with contemporary sculptures, unforgettable up close contact with the family of man.

Thank HarrisBoston
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