Museo Internacional del Barroco

Museo Internacional del Barroco

Museo Internacional del Barroco
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Brian B
Reading, UK166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This fantastic building in the new part of town obviously cost a lot of money to erect and furnish. There is a lot of space and relatively few exhibits, a very large amount of details and academic information about the Baroque period, the Baroque artists and their place in the history of the world. As a regular tourist don't bother going. If you're an art or architecture student, it's probably worth a shot.
Written 26 January 2020
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Amanda C
Los Angeles, CA24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There is no scholarship in evidence here whatsoever, simply none. Just a lot of money thrown around to create a lot of meaningless bombastic special effects geared toward class trips and the like, but no real learning, no real knowledge being imparted. A profoundly weird place that was surprisingly very much not worth the long haul to the outskirts of town if you have a limited schedule. Put it this way: there's a lot of money, um, washing around Mexico from various, um, sources, that changes its looks when it goes into construction projects. Use your imagination as to what one might be referring to. Were real scholars scared away from the project? It has that feel. And as others have noted, very little original anything in the collection.
Written 20 March 2020
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realtravelprof
Amsterdam, The Netherlands92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I did not really like the baroque exhibitions that much. Probably because I am not that much of a fan of baroque in the first place, but also because many of the displays do not show original art baroque pieces. I also did not like that they force you to walk in a certain direction all the time; you cannot just walk around the museum at your own accord following the course you are interested in. What I did like was the (temporary?) audio-visual exhibition, the sculptures in the inner court/patio, and some of the contemporary art on the second floor. The building and surrounding garden are magnificent.
Written 21 April 2024
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Greg H
Fort Worth, TX248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This museum is not intended to showcase artifacts from the Baroque period, but rather to describe how art, literature, music, technology and science were influencing each other. It provides an overview, with detailed examples, to enhance understanding of how the creative and exploratory activities from different disciplines reinforced each other. I left the museum with a new understanding of the era, because always before, I had encountered science as its own area, or art of the period as a stand-alone topic, etc. This museum brings it all together to show how none of those disciplines stood on its own. This museum is a masterpiece.
Written 8 November 2023
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stephan j
London, UK893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I did not expect to find this architectural gem of a museum on Puebla. The design is fantastic, and the special and permanent exhibitions were extraordinary. I am normally not a great friend of audio visual exhibits, but here it worked. I highly recommend visiting it - short Uber drive from town. The only slight negative was that not all the description were multilingual, which was a shame.
Written 18 February 2024
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Draghignazzo
Mexico City, Mexico1,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This museum is a masterpiece from the outside and the inside.
It is cured in an amazing way to make it appealing to all ages.
Even the kids will love it because it is extremely didactic.
A lot of learning from centuries ignored by the official historiography (government).
Written 23 March 2020
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professor066
Houston, TX13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
My wife and I love Puebla, both the city and the state, and we have been there many times. We recently went with a friend to visit the new Museo Internacional del Barroco that has opened on the outskirts of this wonderful colonial city. My wife is a professor who has studied colonial art and literature, and she sets a high standard for anything having to do with the Baroque period. She was not disappointed in this new museum. They have correctly hired an outstanding Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, who has designed stunning post-modern building that evokes but does not imitate the curves of Baroque art and architecture. The museography is outstanding. The permanent collection is well displayed, and very instructive, and the opening temporary exhibit that opens the museum, which will close June 15, is on the "Nao de China", entitled Return Voyage -- The China Galleon and the Baroque in Mexico, 1565-1815, dealing with the fascinating exchange of trade in art, objects, ideas, etc., that took place during the Spanish colonial period. If this exhibit is emblematic of what the Museo Internacional del Barroco will produce in the future, I am sure we will return many times. The Museum, supported by the state government, is very well staffed. There is a lovely restaurant, though we only had coffee there, and hope to dine sometime. We noticed some student groups, young children as well as teenagers, and they seemed very taken with the museum. They make excellent use of new technologies to teach about art, architecture, ideas, etc. We think the MIB is a huge contribution, not only to Puebla, but to an understanding of where Baroque art and ideas fits into the modern world. Don't miss it, if you go anywhere near Puebla. And Puebla is an easy side trip from Mexico City.
Written 8 March 2016
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JoNelNewman
Miami, FL4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
This is a beautiful building, and no expense has been spared in creating technologically interesting information about the baroque period, and the baroque buildings in Puebla.
Unfortunately, we met with one catastrophic encounter after another with staff.
First, we wandered into room "7" in part because the layout and suggested route is not clearly marked. We were literally accosted by a museum employee who insisted very aggressively and rudely that we leave immediately, and go through the museum in order. He told us we couldn't come back until we understood a little about the baroque period. As a university professor I found this assumption offensive, but it was his demeanor that was the most offensive. Nonetheless, in an effort to be agreeable, we began to walk out of that section to try to go through rooms 1-6. The nasty employee then called ahead to a colleague on his walkie-talkie to make sure we left his section. This man accosted us and literally escorted us out.
After that terrible experience we should have left, but we wanted to give the place a chance and dutifully completed rooms 1-8. We then decided to try the highly reviewed restaurant. Then things went from bad to worse. The restaurant, like the museum, was beautiful but empty. We ordered two meals and a bottle of wine. As is customary in fine restaurants in Mexico, the waiter poured the wine and we did not have access to the bottle. When we were finished and asked for the check we were charged for a bottle of wine and three glasses. We politely asked why and reminded the waiter that we had ordered a bottle. In fact, the wine we were drinking was not even on the menu by the glass. That was when the trouble began. Not only did the waiter try to fight with us over this, his captain did as well. Their rudeness was part and parcel of the whole nasty experience at this museum. I wish I had never gone, and it is very clear why this beautiful spot and restaurant are so terribly empty.
Written 7 December 2017
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tylercon
Victoria, Canada241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Beautiful Museum! Incredible display of Baroque History but the building/space itself was worth the price of admission...definitely recommend when visiting Puebla
Written 24 February 2020
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TripsterLA
Guadalajara, Mexico145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Really amazing world class museum with outstanding architecture and exhibits to clearly display the Barroco period. A MUST see
Written 18 December 2019
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