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Address: Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcon 12, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 762 622 5501

This restored house named for the explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, who...

This restored house named for the explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, who stayed here only for a single night in 1803, holds a collection of artifacts on 18th-century Catholicism.

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Worth a short visit

If you're looking for something to do besides buying jewelry this small museum is worth a visit. Old dusty building. Humboldt slept here one night - so what. Nothing about him... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 April 2016
Bloomfield Hills
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small house close to santa prica church. The locals said that Alexander Von Humboldt stay 3 days there while going to Mexico City. The museum has 8 rooms. Inside each room there are pieces of all church portals and painting. It has a small terraza with a nice view. It is a nice place but if you... More 

Thank raul s
Bloomfield Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for something to do besides buying jewelry this small museum is worth a visit. Old dusty building. Humboldt slept here one night - so what. Nothing about him here. Lovely view from balcony. Interesting temporary exhibition in lower level. 90+ year old tour guide was a sweetie- has given tours for 23 years.

Thank Caslin
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

A small, quaint museum with numerous pictures and artifacts of local importance. The docent who accompanied me only spoke Spanish (I only speak English), but what a lovely Señora proud of what was on display. I am happy to pay a $20 Pesos entry fee to keep places like this in operation.

Thank Ray T
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Casa Humboldt or the Museum of the Vice Regal Period, is a small mansion that apparently belonged to Borda's son. As one enters, they are provided a timeline of Humboldt's life. The great German natural scientist spent one night in this house in the process of touring America. Aside from the Humboldt memorabilia, we were showed a few relics of... More 

Thank JeffLookinatFish
Eureka, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Being from Humboldt County, California, and having worked at Humboldt State University, I am always interested in everything "Humboldt." This is a lovely old colonial home, filled with church and period items. Worth a visit.

Thank mrstuna
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

it is a small museum but has excellent pieces of art but the best of all are the explanations of the guides. I got a older gentleman who would tell you a lot of history about the house and taxco. don't miss it.

Thank Jorge A
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

The shadowing museum is an approach to history, with the Mexican people confronted by Spanish "education" meaning colonization for the sake of the Spanish crown. Pictures, imagination, not too much for the hurrying visitor who is escaping the hot Mexican sun of the late morning.

Thank Bookward
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

beautiful colonial home with a great exhibit of church and personal items from the period. A great surprise to see the plaque noting that my good and missed friend Alexander Von Wuttenau restored the building after an earthquake

Thank EricRojo

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