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Museo de Francisco Goitia

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Address: Enrique Estrada 102 | Col. Sierra de Alica, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-0211
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Once the governor's mansion, this large structure now serves as a museum...

Once the governor's mansion, this large structure now serves as a museum with exhibits on the art and history of the region, specifically the work of Goitia, a famous local painter from the early 1900s.

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what a great museum !

This museum had very good paintings by Francisco Goitia and other famous painters. One of my favorite Goitia paintings was on display "El Ahorcado". Unfortunately no photos are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This museum had very good paintings by Francisco Goitia and other famous painters. One of my favorite Goitia paintings was on display "El Ahorcado". Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside, however i still recommend this museum if your in Zacatecas.

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

This lovely old mansion that has been converted into a museum is dedicated to Zacatecan artists with occasional exhibits by other Mexican artists. On two floors connected by a lovely sweeping staircase, the amazing work of Francisco Goitia will certainly catch your eye, as well as works by the brothers Coronel. Allow time to stroll through the lovely gardens as... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had never heard of Franciso Goitia and what a revelation I found in this museum. The permanent collection here is excellent and I was very engaged by the temporary exhibit "anida" by Susanna Salinas - an exploration of the nest as nurturer, hindrance and probably more than this viewer is able to put into words. If Mexico's history and... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The highlight of the museum are the building that houses it and the gardens that surround it. The pieces in exposition aren't very interesting. The temporary exposition, overexposed and overly edited photographs, was worthless trash. Too expensive for the contents, and didn't provide discount for teachers.

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I liked the displays of his early works, but the later works left me cold. It is a pity that he former Governor's Mansion they are displayed in has been chopped up with no consideration given to the original architecture.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Never thought I would find such an amazing hotel in the middle of Mexico, really. Has collections from all around the world.. european, south american, old mexican relics, whatever you want.. it's there! 100% worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

If you have an interest in abstract painting and sculpture, give this museum a try. The building and exhibit layout is interesting and inventive as well.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

I agree with the prior review. This is a wonderful little museum with very interesting art by a number of artists, not just Goitia. It is just slightly off the beaten path at the outer edge of the historic district but worth the few minutes walk to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Francisco Goitia, an important Mexican artist whose life spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, had a tortured and mostly poverty-afflicted life, making it an odd bit of irony that his art should now be housed in such a handsome ex-governor's mansion. But this turns out to be a wonderful setting for his moving portraits and landscapes, for permanent collections of... More 

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