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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

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Well worth a visit

Creates a hitherto dormant interest in Cervantes and the Don Quixote story. Surprised to find it in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mrptoo
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Brussels, Belgium
Favorite cafe in Gto--great music and movies too!

When in Guanajuato the tranquil cafe inside the Quixote museum is my go-to place for espresso... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Marc B
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Redding, California
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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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Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 6721
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Creates a hitherto dormant interest in Cervantes and the Don Quixote story. Surprised to find it in Mexico rather than Spain,

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

When in Guanajuato the tranquil cafe inside the Quixote museum is my go-to place for espresso, lattes or steamers. Oftentimes there's a rehearsal going on in the atrium for the not-to-be-missed Thursday evening concerts at the museum. On top of that I try not to...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I very much enjoyed the variety of interpretations; paintings, drawings, sculptures. From Quixote on a bike to Quixote as an astronaut. What I found most endearing was that, no matter how stylized or abstract the painting or sculpture, you could still tell it was Quixote.

Thank jemenake
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A small, indoor courtyard has some impressive sculptures. There is a really good coffee shop with seats in the courtyard. If you are lucky, you'll hear musicians from the floors above

Thank LeeSQL
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We took a tour of Guanajuato and this was a not-necessarily planned stop. I've always had a fondness for this story, and seeing so many artistic interpretations of it was a wonderful experience. When we were there there was also an exhibit about Cortez, another...More

1  Thank dcpetersen
Reviewed 5 April 2018

It's just lots of art about Don Quijote. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, multimedia. A must for fans of El Quijote. The tie in between Guanajuato and this classic book is very interesting. Read up on it first.

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 24 March 2018

For 30 pesos you can walk through 3 floors of art featuring The Don Quixote theme! Very bright and spacious inside with huge murals and sculptures of very high European quality.

Thank inov8or
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Nice museum, great arts, and a lot of historic underneath. Relaxing environment and pleasant staff. Another gem of the Hispanic culture in the Americas!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The story of the young refugee from the Spanish Civil War who escaped to Mexico, had an eminent career and founded this place while accumulating the largest collection of Quixote art really inspired me as did all the incredible views of the knight himself. Having...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Great museum for art work of Don Quixote artists and the story of Cervantes. There also are several other artists with work on display. Good gift shop with expected prices. It is good to have an interpreter to appreciate some of the nuances of the...More

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Andrea M
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Response from deepfreezeresident | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has a lot of things, lots of books, posters, even a book for kids. A good gift shop.
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Daveandmax
29 December 2014|
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Response from windsorcottage | Reviewed this property |
Hola, although it has only been a month since my visit to Guanajuato I can not recommend any of these hotels as I stayed at Hotel de las Poesias . . . . what I can say is that three times I ate at the restaurants bordering... More
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