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National Museum of Regional Masks (Museo Nacional de la Mascara)

Calle Villerias 2, San Luis Potosi 78000, Mexico
+52 444 812 3025
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Masks, Their Use and Explanatory text

The collection is housed in a beautifully renovated 19th century home. The downstairs galleries are... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2015
Santa Barbara, California
Loved it

I loved this museum. Many of the masks where so funny and I loved that they put some of the masks... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2015
Karlskrona, Sweden
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Calle Villerias 2, San Luis Potosi 78000, Mexico
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Reviewed October 30, 2015

The collection is housed in a beautifully renovated 19th century home. The downstairs galleries are open and pieces are easily accessible for viewing -- some are under glass but mist are simply mounted on the wall for close viewing. There are good text panels in...More

1  Thank Mexicoinmyblood
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I loved this museum. Many of the masks where so funny and I loved that they put some of the masks on mannequins. The masks really came more alive then. Some of the masks also have some information next to them.

Thank DanielHenrysson
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very interesting museum on the Masks of Mexico. My kids really enjoyed it. Most of the Masks were used for various dances throughout Mexico. There are some really great examples here. I have not seen another Museum like this in Mexico so it's worth seeing...More

1  Thank RangMX
Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The building is so pretty! And also the exhibition was interesting. We have a little background about how the masks are used in the mexican culture but an explanation for foreign about this detail is missing. Fee $50 pesos, $30 pesos for professional camara.

Thank Gaby_Roes
Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a incredibly beautiful building, a fully restored colonial mansion full of polished stone and magic right in the Historical Center of San Luis. It has 3 stories with a central, "open" courtyard, covered by a translucent canopy that affords light and allows fresh...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is no casual exhibit! A robust collection of masks - mostly from throughout Mexico, but also from Africa and Asia - invites the visitor to consider all of the ways in which masks have played a role in cultures. There are more kinds of...More

1  Thank AntonioRambles
Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I had seen the mask collection at the Rafael Coronel Museum in Zacatecas about a week before visiting here, and the Coronel Museum spoiled me for this one. The museum, while in a beautiful building, seemed un poco neglected...

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed September 23, 2014

this museum pales in comparison to the Rafael coronel mask museum in Zacatecas but that might be a bit unfair. the former is located in the ruins of an old Franciscan monastery while the one in san luis potosi is a nice but newer building...More

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved that the exhibit has English along with Spanish wall tags. The history of masks sounds dull, but turns out to be quite interesting when you go from pre-colonization though the Christian conversion to the popular culture of Mexico today - lucha libre ring...More

1  Thank washwestcc
Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum has one of the biggest collections of Mexican masks. The museum is a little abandoned, not all the pieces have its credits but the pieces are very impressive. It's a must if you're in San Luis Potosí and if you want to know...More

1  Thank Arura P
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