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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  • Cada uno de sus espacios es mágico, cada rincón es el escenario ideal para eventos muy relevantes, como bautizos, bodas, XV años. Esto sin contar el espectacular museo que cuenta con obras de arte int...  more »
  • Si te gusta la fotografía y paisajismo este es el lugar!! Museo establecido en un ex convento lo que da lugar a hermosos escenarios. Alberga una colección enorme de máscaras... Súper recomendable!! 
  • 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 co...  more »
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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