Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez

Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez

Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez
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adrenalinejunkie007
Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I'm biased because I'm a fan, and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. Jose Alfredo has made a tremendous contribution to Mexican music, and continues through covers of his songs by different genres. It was well-curated and gave a good background to his life and music. Definitely recommended for fans of Mexican music, rancheras, etc.!
Written 23 December 2023
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Visited Jimenez Museum and home. Beautiful canvas painting inside signifies
different events in Jimenez’s life. Really an interesting piece, unfortunately, you could not photograph it. Very interesting displays tell you of his life and his music while some of his songs are broadcast for all to hear. His family also had a pharmacy and that is where they initially made their money. Part of our tour through Transportes Turisticos de Guanajuato.
Written 9 December 2021
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riskyone
Austin, TX417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
A must see for fans of Jose or of music in general. Lots of things on display. There’s a gift shop to pick up one of a kind souvenirs. You can spend as little or as much time as you want. It’s self guided.
Written 21 November 2019
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Ali S
Dallas, TX91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
We walked in as we arrived in Hidalgo. Absolutely loved reading up on Alfredo Jimenez. I had no idea he was from the area. The museum was spotless, nice staff and thankfully everything to read was in English and Spanish.
Written 17 November 2019
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Alex M
Covina, CA340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the museum on a day trip to Dolores Hidalgo. We were both happy and impressed with the vast amount of information on display here at the museum. Everything is clean, well organized, and gives a very informative look at the life of the famous singer. This museum is a must for any and all fans of his music, or Mariachi music. Don’t forget to visit his mausoleum as well, which is only a mile or two away.
Written 13 April 2019
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The very small museum is located in the house where Jimenez was born in 1926. From the outside you still can imagine it as a simple home. The museum’s exhibits start with a wonderful painting of Jimenez with many other famous people intricately woven into brick walls, cacti and mountains of Mexico. In a nutshell, the exhibition presents a narrative of the life and works of José Alfredo through graphics, photographs, videos and interactive song booths. These are combined with personal objects, records, trophies, diplomas and other testimonials from the many homages he received and still receives post-mortem.
Written 7 March 2019
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Jaime Perez
Palm Springs, CA456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
If you visit Dolores Hidalgo is a must do. José Alfredo Jimenes is an icon of the Mexican Music. Lot of History... and the original idea of Coco is Guanajuato and José Alfredo Jimenez.
Written 18 January 2019
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califcasl
1,091 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I suppose this might be of interest to someone who knew who this famous Mexican musician was. The rest of the day tour, at least, was interesting.
Written 21 September 2018
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annegwynn
Kenya13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It was fascinating to learn about this singer and guitarist who is well known in Mexico. My husband and I had never heard of him but reading about his life and music was very interesting. The descriptions don't sugar-coat his life. Some signs are in English but it certainly helps to be able to read Spanish.
Written 18 June 2018
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Gary L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Jose Alfredo Jimenez lived in this house until he was 11 years old, which is about the same time he started composing songs, more than 1000 throughout his lifetime which is not bad for a guy that didn’t play any instrument and apparently didn’t read or write music … although he was a great whistler.

Jose Alfredo apparently loved women, many of them and sometimes at the same time. He also drank a bit too much tequila, dying in 1973 at the ripe old age of 47 due to these excesses. Most of his songs talk about his adventures with women and with the booze. Easy to see why Mexicans of all ages, and some foreigners, like his tunes.

No one would deny that Mexicans have a strong sense of culture and national affinity, even when they are living outside of Mexico, and songs like those of Jose Alfredo are a universal bonding agent. With this in mind, a visit to Jose Alfredo’s house can almost be a religious experience.

Life is not worth anything,
Life is not worth anything,
It begins with a cry,
And with a cry it ends,
For this reason, in this world
Life is not worth anything.

Those are the words on the wall of Jose Alfredo’s Caminos de Guanajuato --- the Roads of Guanajuato --- where “La Vida No Vale Nada” and its special message for a world increasingly full of protectionism and hate.

Following this visit, I decided to learn more about Jose Alfredo, listen to a good wack of his songs on Spotify, and indulge in a couple stiff shots of Don Julio. Here are some interesting facts I found out.

Jose Alfredo has a large body of very well-known songs that have been sung by other artists across in many genres – ranchero, mariachi, bolero, ballad and even rock. In some case, some very popular songs took his lyrics and applied them to new music. My all-time favourite is El Jinete, although most people would say, El Rey.

Luis Miguel, the well-known Mexican bolero singer recently released an album in 2017 --- 44 years after Jose Alfredo’s death --- with his song Deja que salga la luna (Let the moon come out). A very catchy tune. I counted another 70 plus renditions on Spotify of the same song by other artists over the years.

Among those many versions is Pedro Infante’s version which besides being 2nd on his own listens on Spotify, also had a clip on YouTube with more than 27 million views. Nothing shabby given that Pedro died in 1957 so promotion has been minimal.

Multiply that penetration by hundreds of songs and it means there is practically no Mexican on the face of this earth who has not listened, drank, partied, cried and screamed --- as Mexicans like to do --- to Jose Alfredo’s songs.

The house is a simple one, but it gives you a glimpse into the simple beginnings of an artist who was a genius, and like me, perhaps your visit will motivate you to learn more about Jose Alfredo, his songs and the town of Dolores where he was born.

Salud compadre!
Written 26 February 2018
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