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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 must-see in Zacatecas

This museum is in an old convent, and the grounds alone would be worth a visit. The centerpiece of the museum is Sr. Coronel's collection of app. 10,000 dance masks. The museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum is in an old convent, and the grounds alone would be worth a visit. The centerpiece of the museum is Sr. Coronel's collection of app. 10,000 dance masks. The museum showcases the entire collection, which is probably not a great idea as there are many rather similar pieces. Also, there is hardly any information about the cultural background.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is up a few streets about a 10-15 minute walk from Zacatecas Centro. It's definitely worth seeing, especially if you like a museum with variety. The exhibits were small, but all featured different types of art. Art sketches and paintings were displayed in the first exhibit - among them were some of Diego Rivera's sketches and architecture designs.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

over 10,000 masks, paintings of Rivera, sculptures of Coronel but, above all, a wonderful building and a magical garden to visit!...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Probably one of the 2 most interesting places to visit in town. The location in the old monastery is exquisite, and the collection of masks is unbeatable. It shows a certain aspect of the country that you can see nowhere else except at the intriguing mask museum in SMA. The gardens and the coffee shop are also worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A piece of the rich history of Zacatecas! Make the time to see this world class museum and connect to the history of Zacatecas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love museums because they not only take you back in time encourage you to learn the history of the area you are visiting. Only $15.00 pesos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This museum houses a collection of masques from all over the world, collected by the master artist Don Rafael Coronel, now in his eighties. The museum also holds an early sketch by Diego Rivera, and a few other impressive pieces to of art. The building, which continues to be rehabilitated, along with the gardens, make this museum worth a very... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The building is GORGEOUS! The architecture of the place is the most wonderful thing! It is a long tour if you want to visit all the areas, and some of them are not very interesting. The one that you should not miss is the one of the masks!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum houses many diverse masks of course, but in addition, there were amazing puppet displays (which was my favourite thing about the museum). The grounds and the building itself are stunning and lovely to enjoy on an afternoon stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place for the building it used to be. Gorgeously restored even if some parts are still in ruins. The exposition is okay.

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