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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

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Address: Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 6721
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This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues,...

This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure.

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This surprising collection lovingly exhibited in another beautiful old building with its own interior courtyard is worth a visit. Dali's illustrations and those of indigenous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This surprising collection lovingly exhibited in another beautiful old building with its own interior courtyard is worth a visit. Dali's illustrations and those of indigenous group drawn on giant leaves of particular note.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A great mixture of Quixote inspired art. There was varied knowledge about the original Quixote storyline in our group so it would be awesome if there was a synopsis of Quixote somewhere in the museum, but otherwise it was very cool to see the different representations in a small museum (2 stories, 16 rooms?)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stumbled upon the Museo de Don Quijote after walking down from the Monumento de Pipila. There was no fee to enter on the day we visited, a Tuesday. There were wonderful collections of paintings in different media and styles depicted Don Quijote. My favorite room was that with works by Salvador Dali. There are some fine sculptures and murals... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was somewhat disappointed by this museum featuring various interpretations of Don Quixote and his story. The sheer number of homages was impressive. The museum's janitors were wet mopping rather than dry mopping the wooden floors with a solution that irritated my eyes. They were also visibly annoyed when anyone walked on areas they had recently mopped. "How dare we... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I didn't know there was a Don Quijote museum. Our guide at Teatro Juarez told us to go. So we did. Students pay $10 pesos, a very low price for such a wonderful experience: seeing so many different Don Quijote and Sancho Panza interpretations, including paintings, sculptures, and even a comic, was a serendipitous event, and we enjoyed it for... More 

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Sayulita, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful artworks - we visited during the 400th anniversary Festival Cervantino (named after Cervantes wrote Don Quiote) and saw special exhibits includoing 2 rooms full of Quiote related Salvador Dali works. Also many other artists, fabulous traditional and even more fabulous and interesting contemporary works in 2D and 3D. Nive open cafe space to have a treat or just to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were in Guanajuato for their famous festival Cervantino so this museum was one of the main attractions for us. We enjoyed the art, and the great coffee shop located on a beautiful courtyard, and had the best coffee and hit chocolate in town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I wasn't expecting much but this turned out to be a really enjoyable stop. I didn't know that Don Quixote was such a well-loved figure in the Spanish world. There's some really beautiful and whimsical sculptures and paintings from all over the world. The different artists' interpretations were really fun and provocative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This museum contains a very pleasant collection of works depicting Quixote and Sancho Panza. The galleries are very nice. However there is little information about either Quixote or Cervantes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the artwork, ceramics, photography and murals at this museo. It isn't very big so it doesn't take long to tour but it was interesting. Don Quixote is unique in all the ways he is exhibited here. Statues, Lladro ceramics, paintings...lots of things worth photographing.

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