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Museo de Guadalupe

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Address: Jardin Juarez, Ote. | Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Formerly known as the Museum of Viceregal Art, this early 18th-century...

Formerly known as the Museum of Viceregal Art, this early 18th-century convent located in Guadalupe, a small suburb of Zacatecas, is now a museum with an impressive collection of religious art.

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A wonderful way to spend a morning

This is a must see while you are in Zacatecas. Its about a 15 minute drive between the 2 cities but is it well worth the taxi fare. The art collection is truly fabulous, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a must see while you are in Zacatecas. Its about a 15 minute drive between the 2 cities but is it well worth the taxi fare. The art collection is truly fabulous, and the guides who you will find scattered through out the museum are very knowledgeable about the pictures/ statues and want to make sure you don't... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The museum, which used to be a convent, is next to a beautiful old church. Inside the museum you are transported to a former kind of life in Mexico, that of the spanish colonial, the church going into the hinterlands to bring a new religion to the new world. Thare is a section that shows you Mexico at the turn... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Located in a museum next to the cathedral, this museum houses art of the vice-regal period, mostly religious in nature. Arranged around a courtyard in an old, but well-preserved building. In the same museum there is a wonderful collection of old cars from the USA and Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Hundreds of painting dating from mid 1700's. Brings valuable information about Mexican artist from baroque era. Simply, spectacular

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a treasure. Walk among the ancient paintings and architecture of this world heritage site. I would recommend an English guide if you do not read and speak Spanish since there are no translations on the works of art. The exterior and interior are wonders in craftsmanship.

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Loreto, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015

As I'd been studying the painting techniques of this period I was fascinated by the collection. Many pieces were painted for the church, with original frames built to fit around the halls, doorways and arches. You can compare the treatment of similar subject matter of various styles/times. The "choir loft" is great...the day we were there it was open. The... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2014

this is a san franciscan convent very well kept and very big evrething is worthed, please take your time, we have to leave and we regret have missed, the rest of the museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

A fascinating collection of baroque religious art. Ask someone (they are happy to share!) to explain to you how the skillful use of perspective was used to create various illusions in the paintings in the main courtyard. Do not forget to ask to see the "coro" (choir loft), because it was just recently restored. They will need to unlock the... More 

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