Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel), Zacatecas

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See a historic collection of Mexican folk art at Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel). Collected by the Zacatecan artist Rafael Coronel, the pieces are housed in the ruins of the 16th-century Ex-Convento de San Francisco. The building features high beige stone walls and displays elegantly decorated courtyards throughout its interior. Inside, observe more than 16,000 art pieces, including masks, drawings, pots, puppets, musical instruments, and colonial furniture. His collection of masks as "The Face of Mexico" stands as the main exhibit and is considered the largest in the world. Plan your Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Zacatecas using our Zacatecas trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is a very colorful Museum, the place is beautiful, very nice gardens. She has a very large exhibition of masks and most of them are in our country, which seemed impressive since reports on the various dances in Mexico. What is missing and if it is very necessary, are descriptions of the exhibitions. Many pieces had no name, or country of origin. I think that it is important in any exhibition.
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  • If you enjoy learning about indigenous culture and art don't miss this museum. The gardens are lovely as well.  more »
  • Incredible collection of masks from all backgrounds and in all genres, and the building is beautiful, worth the trip.
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  • Loved it. lt's an old monastery and the building is fascinating.
  • Nice museum lots of masks, good representation of Mexican culture
  • Very good museum. A must see in Zacatecas.
  • Beautiful location
  • Must go