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This is a must see while you are in Zacatecas. Its about a 15 minute drive between the 2 cities but is it well worth the taxi fare. The art collection is truly fabulous, and the guides who you will find scattered through out the...More
The museum, which used to be a convent, is next to a beautiful old church. Inside the museum you are transported to a former kind of life in Mexico, that of the spanish colonial, the church going into the hinterlands to bring a new religion...More
Located in a museum next to the cathedral, this museum houses art of the vice-regal period, mostly religious in nature. Arranged around a courtyard in an old, but well-preserved building. In the same museum there is a wonderful collection of old cars from the USA...More
This is a treasure. Walk among the ancient paintings and architecture of this world heritage site. I would recommend an English guide if you do not read and speak Spanish since there are no translations on the works of art. The exterior and interior are...More
As I'd been studying the painting techniques of this period I was fascinated by the collection. Many pieces were painted for the church, with original frames built to fit around the halls, doorways and arches. You can compare the treatment of similar subject matter of...More
A fascinating collection of baroque religious art. Ask someone (they are happy to share!) to explain to you how the skillful use of perspective was used to create various illusions in the paintings in the main courtyard. Do not forget to ask to see the...More