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Casa Humboldt

Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcon 12, Taxco, Mexico
+52 762 622 5501
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Can be safely missed

Not much in the way of museums in this silver town. Humboldt didn't stay here - just a few... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Caslin
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Bloomfield Hills
via mobile
Nice historic mansion with a small museum

It is a small museum dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt who stayed here for a night. But there is... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
MochiMundo
,
Puebla, Mexico
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This restored house named for the explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, who stayed here only for a single night in 1803, holds a collection of artifacts on 18th-century Catholicism.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“lower level” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
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Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcon 12, Taxco, Mexico
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+52 762 622 5501
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Not much in the way of museums in this silver town. Humboldt didn't stay here - just a few documents relating to him. Tours in Spanish only. May be temporary exhibit in lower level.

Thank Caslin
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt who stayed here for a night. But there is nothing about him. The museum shows church portals and paintings. There are is a terrace with a nice view. If you pass by Casa Humboldt I...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

It is a small house close to santa prica church. The locals said that Alexander Von Humboldt stay 3 days there while going to Mexico City. The museum has 8 rooms. Inside each room there are pieces of all church portals and painting. It has...More

Thank raul s
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for something to do besides buying jewelry this small museum is worth a visit. Old dusty building. Humboldt slept here one night - so what. Nothing about him here. Lovely view from balcony. Interesting temporary exhibition in lower level. 90+ year old...More

Thank Caslin
Reviewed March 19, 2016

A small, quaint museum with numerous pictures and artifacts of local importance. The docent who accompanied me only spoke Spanish (I only speak English), but what a lovely Señora proud of what was on display. I am happy to pay a $20 Pesos entry fee...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Casa Humboldt or the Museum of the Vice Regal Period, is a small mansion that apparently belonged to Borda's son. As one enters, they are provided a timeline of Humboldt's life. The great German natural scientist spent one night in this house in the process...More

Thank JeffLookinatFish
Reviewed March 9, 2015

Being from Humboldt County, California, and having worked at Humboldt State University, I am always interested in everything "Humboldt." This is a lovely old colonial home, filled with church and period items. Worth a visit.

Thank mrstuna
Reviewed October 22, 2013

it is a small museum but has excellent pieces of art but the best of all are the explanations of the guides. I got a older gentleman who would tell you a lot of history about the house and taxco. don't miss it.

Thank Jorge A
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The shadowing museum is an approach to history, with the Mexican people confronted by Spanish "education" meaning colonization for the sake of the Spanish crown. Pictures, imagination, not too much for the hurrying visitor who is escaping the hot Mexican sun of the late morning.

Thank Bookward
Reviewed March 31, 2013

beautiful colonial home with a great exhibit of church and personal items from the period. A great surprise to see the plaque noting that my good and missed friend Alexander Von Wuttenau restored the building after an earthquake

Thank EricRojo
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