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Regional Museum of Guadalajara (Museo Regional de Guadalajara)

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 17:30
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Located in an old seminary, this museum documents the history of Western...

Located in an old seminary, this museum documents the history of Western Mexico from prehistory to modern times.

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Amazing woolly mammoth skeleton

Obviously not still woolly! Good display of skeletons/bones and very interesting to learn how many wild animals were in the region. Ceramics and other artefacts. As with most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2016
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Bucerias
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Obviously not still woolly! Good display of skeletons/bones and very interesting to learn how many wild animals were in the region. Ceramics and other artefacts. As with most other museums, this is free on Sundays - and labels are in Spanish only.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Its not a big museum at all . Only 2 floors and more than 60 percent area is locked . Overseas travelers can only see and take pictures but cant get the history behind objects coz of only spanish language is used . Its ok to kill some time but nothing special like 2nd largest city of mexico should have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

By far one of my favorites, so worth going. I recommend everyone to go its such a great experience. The tour guide talks fast so pay close attention and stand by. As a young adult I really loved this place I feel in love with it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

We went to the museum on a sunday when entrance was free. There were some interesting exhibits but the interpretation boards were all written in Spanish only which we struggled with.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Do visit this! Wonderful colonial building, great both pre- and post- conquest exhibits.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Not only ancient artifacts and images, but also wonderful portraits and landscapes, as well as dresses and costumes from the Colonial Era.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

It is a total labyrinth with many rooms of all kinds of things: regional history, paintings, decorative things so plan at least 1 hour.

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Guadalajara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

As I said earlier about a museum...like the displays and have always enjoyed museums.

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

it's a treat for me to read etiquettes on exhibits in Spanish. amazing collection of paleontology artifacts. what does it mean when a native group has necklaces with human teeth...? expected more of hispanic period than they have. current exhibit on german culture very good as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Varied and diverse museum. Excellent collection of pre-hispanic pottery as well as a virtually complete mastodon. Housed in an interesting building near the Cathederal. Worth a visit.

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