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Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel)

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We past this museum while on one of the many open top tour buses. It’s a striking former monastery... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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Excellent museum

I was astonished by the quality of museums in Zacatecas and this one is no exception. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Nuremberg, Germany
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Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Zacatecas Centre, Zacatecas, Mexico
+52 492 924 2160
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We past this museum while on one of the many open top tour buses. It’s a striking former monastery so we were keen to go. So we climbed the hill (it’s about 10mins walk from the cathedral) and found it was closed! It’s closed every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

I was astonished by the quality of museums in Zacatecas and this one is no exception. Beautiful exhibition on traditional masks and other pre-hispanic items. You have to leave your bag at the ticket booth.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Great selection of pieces exhibited at this Zacatecas City museum. Conveniently located is a "must" for art lovers visiting this magnificent colonial city in Mexico. Impressive murals are elegantly displayed in a modern, minimalist atmosphere distinctive of the contemporary Mexican architecture.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sotelojoseluis
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Like his brother, Francisco Colonel collected art. The collection, especially the masks, is amazing, as is the building, partially a ruin, in which it's located. I look forward to returning to Zacatecas!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Zacatecas continues to impress me with the quality of its museums and this is no exception. 3500 masks from every culture in Mexico. Fascinating, mysterious and artistic. There are some beautiful mud figurines as well and DO NOT miss the rooms with marionettes. Impressive. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

I loved the venue, the ruins, and the beautiful artwork. Rafael Coronel is a wonderful artist. It is an amazing place; you can easily spend an hour or two here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elyem
Reviewed March 31, 2018

I visited the town of Zacatecas in early 2017 with my family & friends and, the museum of Rafael Coronel is well recommended - For a small fee 20-30 pesos, you would walk the many rooms and corridors the museum counts where you will discover...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Fabien P
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

For $30 pesos, you can tour the old covenant. The architecture is beautiful and ideal for pictures, especially weddings. It has a huge mask museum and other exhibits too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank F8538IJmeganw
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We were told that this museum has the largest collection of Masks in Mexico and I believe it’s true!! Nice gardens with sculptures and some ruins. No tours but arrows to lead you around.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BJoyous
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful arquitecture offers this structure, but unfortunately I can not access to it the day I was to visit it. I could take some pictures from outside

Date of experience: December 2017
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