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Casa de los Venados, Valladolid

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Art Museum
Admire a fine private collection of Mexican folk art, and learn about the passion of the couple who collected it, at Casa de los Venados, the art gallery and home of American couple John and Dorianne Venator. Having bought the house in ruins, the couple spent 10 years remodeling it and filling it with over 3,000 items of Mexican folk art. Colorful skulls, antique furniture, and vibrant paintings dominate each room, bringing together different artistic styles and influences from across the country. Take a tour of the house, still home to the Venators, and learn about the history of the project. Add Casa de los Venados and other attractions to your Valladolid trip itinerary using our Valladolid vacation trip planner.
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  • This place should not be missed! It's fabulous. The art collection is vast and varied. It's well worth the visit. It's only open in the mornings as it is a private home.  more »
  • When visiting Valladolid, make absolutely sure you take a tour of Casa de los Venados, a private home with an amazing collection of Mexican folk art. (Tours start at 10.00 a.m. most days and include p...  more »
  • This place is awesome! The renovated house is a private home of the owners. The folk art collection is a private collection of the owners choice. Over 3000 pieces. They only ask for a donation for cha...  more »
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  • Beautiful house and interesting article. Our tour guide was informative and funny. If you don't go at 10, you need to make reservations for a different tour time.
  • This is a must. The owner are Americans and open their house for tours. There are over 3000 pieces of folk art. They do ask for donations at the end of the tour for helping the locals. It is a lovely place to visit and worth your time.
  • A beautiful restored well kept and maintained colonial house to learn about Mexican contemporary art. Nice and clean with original pieces from all over the republic.
  • This museum is very much alive. The three highlights common to many are: The extravagant color used in the works, the knowledgeable guide, and the ability to touch many pieces and use flash photography everywhere. A good demonstration of Mexican culture through the mixture of Maya / Spanish art. One change to make: Guide could be less talkative so it's easier to ask questions.
  • One of the best things we did in Mexico. Highly recommended. Lovely art, lovely home.