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Address: Alvaro Obregon 80, San Luis Potosi 78000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 444 812 3848
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A different museum

I have been to hundreds of museums, but never have seen a place like Museo Silva Federico dedicated to sculptures only. Very well laid out and presentation of the artwork of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
RALPH L
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to hundreds of museums, but never have seen a place like Museo Silva Federico dedicated to sculptures only. Very well laid out and presentation of the artwork of Federico Silvo who I never had heard about before. I was skeptical when I entered but left very positively impressed when I left it. Certainly can recommend this little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The building itself is worth a visit but Silva's sculptures are amazing - and evocative of other, ancient Mexican sculpture and ruins. A must to visit in this marvellous city.

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newburyport
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We didn't know what to expect. It exceeded our expectations. Sr. Federico was a talented artist. Our thought was: How did they move these heavy sculptures into place?

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

A strikingly beautiful display of Silva's monumental works. Wonderfully mounted and lit, the pieces create their own ambiance. Along with track lighting there is natural light allowing for changes in mood and effect. I visited early on a Sunday and the galleries were empty. There were young docents eager to offer me a tour; their commentary and information added significantly... More 

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Thank Mexicoinmyblood
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1,023 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Excellent sculpture museum of a renowned regional sculptor! Really cool to see a lot of sculptures with Native Indigenous Mexican influence!

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

I had never even heard of sculptor Federico Silva until I walked into this museum, located in exquisitely restored former school and hospital. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition of the classic lines of the building with the looming modernity of Silva's creations.

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Thank CarmichaelVentura
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The museum's dedicated to sculpture (or it was when I visited) and it's quite impressive. The first floor is occupied by the concrete works of Silva, and the upstairs had a beautiful exhibit of metal sculptures that complimented Silva's works nicely.

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Thank washwestcc
New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We had never heard of the sculptor before, and took a chance, and we are now big fans. This museum is so amazing from the monumental sculptures that capture the flavor of the pre-Hispanic icons to the beautiful setting that they are displayed in. This is one of the most impressive museums we have ever visited – and we’ve see... More 

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