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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

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Address: Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of...

Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.

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A beautiful jewelry in Zacatecas

Very interesting museum ... Shows a lot about the culture in the north of the Mexican republic ...plan to spend at list 4 hours , take you time and relax in between exhibitions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum ... Shows a lot about the culture in the north of the Mexican republic ...plan to spend at list 4 hours , take you time and relax in between exhibitions , have a coffe in the shop and enjoy the beautiful gardens .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides being in a great building this museum is the private collection of Rafael Coronel donated to the city of Zacatecas. It consists of 11,000 masks of which around 3,000 are shown. They told us that from time to time some are changed so every time you visit the museum you will see a different exhibition. All of them have... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you follow the arrows! Really interesting museum with a huge mask display. All information is in Spanish. Walking through the gardens is delightful and the plants smell wonderful. Great on a sunny day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The museum is located in an old convent, and features a huge array of masks from all over Mexico. There are also sections on musical instruments, pre-Hispanic pottery, ceramics, puppets, etc. The grounds are also interesting, so the MXP 30 is well worth it. I was the first visitor of the day at 10 am, and I did not see... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A museum full of masks might seem ho-hum. It's not! The varied collection at Rafael Coronel Museum is interesting and awe-inspiring. Have seen quite a few Mexican masks and these are among the best. Rafael Coronel Museum is one of the finest of the many museums in Zacatecas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This museum is in the former convent of San Francisco close to the centre of Zacatecas. The grounds themselves are beautiful (even in the pouring rain as it was the day we visited). And the mask collection is incredible - more masks of all different types than I've ever seen in my life and all beautifully displayed. There are other... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This museum is set in an abandoned convent that has incredible gardens. If you enjoy strolling thru gardens you won't want to miss this setting. In addition, the museum has a diverse collection of masks made in Mexico, but with world-wide influence. There are also ceramics and figurines ranging from pre-colombine thru modern times.

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

An amazing experience. Before entering the museum you walk through a magical garden arranged amid the crumbling walls of an old convent with imaginative statuary that will catch your eye. The collection of masks from all over Mexico is displayed beautifully. There is also a collection of puppets from Mexico and other countries such as Burma and Indonesia.. Plan to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The mask display is amazing! Also, the puppets. Don't forget to have time to just walk around the grounds, which are beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a fabulous museum, even if you don't much like masks ! Its the setting of the museum that makes it such a great place to visit. The place is only partly restored although the gardens are really well kept with a smattering of Rafael Coronel sculptures with the trademark pointed hats placed around the grounds. Very easy to... More 

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