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Mask Museum

Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 415 154 4324
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A unique museum - a national treasure!

This large collection of masks provides a fabulous opportunity to develop a better understanding of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kevinmarvelle
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
A great way to spend an afternoon in San Miguel

Be sure and e-mail Bill, the owner of Casa de la Cuesta, who is the collector of over 600... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JoanJ77
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Newhall, California
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Cuesta de San Jose #32 | Cuesta de San Jose #32, Colonia Azteca San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This large collection of masks provides a fabulous opportunity to develop a better understanding of Mexican culture/history.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure and e-mail Bill, the owner of Casa de la Cuesta, who is the collector of over 600 ceremonial Mexican masks. He will help you set up a tour time. He gives a great background talk before setting you loose to enjoy his collection....More

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heidilevasseur, Owner at Mask Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for this most generous review. Just a point of clarification. All masks, including those that I sell, have been used in indigenous dance performance. Otherwise, I would not consider them to be authentic.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bill LeVasseur , owner of the Mask Museum, has an extensive collection for show & for sale. The masks are post-Hispanic arrival used in ceremonies & carnival. There are masks made from wood, plaster, clay, animal hide, porcelain. Some are animals, some are comical old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a tour. Some would really enjoy this but I found it boring. The hardest part was walking back to the center of town.

Thank CarolandRichard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the introduction (the B & B looks amazing) by the owner. Pay attention - the masks are organized by the type of dance / ceremony they are associated with. So when viewing - read the explanation of the dance/ceremony and it explains the context...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard from prior visitors that this was a must-see in San Miguel. We walked from the city center to the given address, but it was not well-marked and therefore difficult to find. When we arrived (late morning on a weekday) the door was locked...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Bill assembled a group of about 20 people in the kitchen area to explain his story of coming to Mexico and making mask collecting his life's work and passion. The collection is huge and would require multiple visits to do it justice. However, our 2...More

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heidilevasseur, Public Relations Manager at Mask Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

thank you for coming and thank you for your appreciation of the masks..They are such an important piece of Mexicos history keeping. Bill and heidi

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Personal museum in a home that is also a B&B(a beautiful one at that). It houses a collection of ritualistic masks from Mexico in many rooms displayed beautifully. Bill, the owner is happy to answer any questions you have but you must make an appointment...More

Thank ajltravel
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

William has spent 30 years visiting communities across Mexico and studying the connection between their dances and festivals and the masks that embody the divine (and infernal) characters, including the synthesis between animist/polytheistic worship and the post-Hispanic Catholic influences. Worth a special trip.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

If you’re interested in history and Mexican culture this is a must see. The museum is like no other. It’s an extensive collection of over 600 masks. Bill is passionate about his collection and is a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed every minute there! Reserve...More

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heidilevasseur, Public Relations Manager at Mask Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Cecilia Thank you,...we have as much fun sharing the museum and the information with our visitors so thank you for passing on your enthusiasm.. Bill and Heidi

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carolden
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Visits are by appointment only please call 415 154 4324 or email Casa de la Cuesta to make an appointment
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