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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)

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Address: Manuel Doblado 1 | Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues,...

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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Huge variety of Don Quixote interpretations

We thoroughly enjoyed the huge variety of artistic representations of Don Quixote even though we've never read the book. The museum has inspired us to get a copy of the book.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gibsons, Canada
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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the huge variety of artistic representations of Don Quixote even though we've never read the book. The museum has inspired us to get a copy of the book.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marvelous, elegant building in the center of Central Historic. Sixteen rooms, hundreds of artists represented and ONE subject. Clearly I need to read the Man of La Macha again. There must be some profound, universal truths in this book to inspire such an outpour of art work. Plus there is a lovely open court yard in the middle with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i guess Guanajuato has an obsession with Cervantes and this museum is a testament to their love of the most loved of his characters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Others have appraised the art gallery. Another thing or event is the Thursday night music show. During the season a musician(s) will perform in the evenings. The theatre is quite small, with maybe 30 very hard chairs. Quality depends on the artist but usually very good. Worth at least a query. The 1 show I went to was excellent. Admission... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum features a broad range of pieces of art (mostly paintings and ceramics) inspired by the Cervantes's story of Don Quixote. The quality of the works is outstanding, even surprising. It is not have all that much info about Cervantes himself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Impressive exhibit! Self explanatory. Easy to follow. We did the exhibit in less than 2 hours. It was down the street form el Teatro Juarez.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This museum is so awesome that I had to return the next day. Whether you have ever read DQM or not, you will be delighted. Great bookstore and coffee shop, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This surprising collection lovingly exhibited in another beautiful old building with its own interior courtyard is worth a visit. Dali's illustrations and those of indigenous group drawn on giant leaves of particular note.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A great mixture of Quixote inspired art. There was varied knowledge about the original Quixote storyline in our group so it would be awesome if there was a synopsis of Quixote somewhere in the museum, but otherwise it was very cool to see the different representations in a small museum (2 stories, 16 rooms?)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stumbled upon the Museo de Don Quijote after walking down from the Monumento de Pipila. There was no fee to enter on the day we visited, a Tuesday. There were wonderful collections of paintings in different media and styles depicted Don Quijote. My favorite room was that with works by Salvador Dali. There are some fine sculptures and murals... More 

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