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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 6721
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A variety of fresh perspectives on Quijote

I very much enjoyed the variety of interpretations; paintings, drawings, sculptures. From Quixote... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jemenake
Coffee, sculpture and music!

A small, indoor courtyard has some impressive sculptures. There is a really good coffee shop with... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
LeeSQL
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 6 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.

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Reviewed 25 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.

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Reviewed 20 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!

Thank rgudinov
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Reviewed 18 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
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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

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

.Who could know that such a little gem of a museum could exist so far from the plains of La Mancha. The origins of the museum are inspirational and the collection itself is eclectic and entertaining. Well worth a visit if you are in Guanajuato.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A collection of sculpture and art devoted to Don Quixote and Cervantes. An unusual story of how a book kept a Holocaust Survivor alive and his dedication to the author and his subject by collecting every conceivable representation and building a museum. The collection grows...More

Thank joanz359
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Andrea M
2 September 2016|
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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
30 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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