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Casa de la Cuesta, Museo de Mascaras

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I thought I wasn't interested in masks...

What an amazing way to learn about the history of the peoples in this land. Bill's information and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trvlynne
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Very informative tour

Bill the owner gives the tours himself. He is an avid collector and an expert in indigenous masks... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
James J
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Calle Cuesta de San Jose # 32, San Miguel de Allende 37729, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing way to learn about the history of the peoples in this land. Bill's information and delivery are captivating. So glad I went! The visit can be as short or as long as you like.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Bill the owner gives the tours himself. He is an avid collector and an expert in indigenous masks and the ceremonies they have been used in. The museum is located behind the fabulous B & B that Bill and his wife also own and operate....More

Thank James J
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A must for solo or family visitors alike. 4 floors, if memory serves, but quite a variety showing the ingenuity of schoolchildren, among others.

Thank KarenAnn555
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a very well organized museum. There is a lot of information and a very enthusiastic curator. I learned a lot about the surrounding area through their masks

Thank Kathleengo443
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Not to be missed! Nothing like this private collection of dance masks from every region in Mexico. Bill is interesting and the "real deal" since he did his own collecting!

Thank HappyTraveker
Reviewed 17 February 2018

You join an informative, entertaining introductory talk from the owner of this amazing collection, then roam through his gallery at your own pace, to marvel at the huge display of ceremonial masks from every part of Mexico. You'll even find some for sale at what...More

Thank tillyhill
Reviewed 25 October 2017

see my above rating of the Mask Museum, The owners are knowledgable, interesting and funny. Great hosts...and besides an interesting place to visit, it is an interesting place to stay

Thank Mary Ann C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Museo de Mascara is a fantastic experience. Allow 2-3 hours (including walking time) and you will not be disappointed. Bill has a HUGE personally curated collection of authentic masks that have all been danced in ceremony throughout indigenous areas of Mexico. He has personally collected...More

Thank sleepingbeautyUSA
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is an extensive mask museum in a lovely B&B in the centro. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about his collection, which is vast. Also other folkloric arts on display, well worth a visit.

Thank lauraphrazer
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you are into Mexican masks, if you collect them or just enjoy them, this museum is a must. It's behind the B 'n B, which in itself is a wonderful place to stay. The collection has expanded exponentially over the years and has been...More

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