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Museo Casa Diego Rivera

Museo Casa Diego Rivera

The birthplace of Mexico's most famous painter has been preserved as a museum featuring some of his original works and a collection of artifacts from his house. The galleries on the 2nd floor are organized to move the visitor through the various stages of Rivera's artistic education, development and eventual emergence of his well known style. The rooms devoted to his cubist and nude phases are especially interesting as these were early stages and not as well known as his later style.

Address:
Positos No. 47, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 732 11 97
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Sunday:10:00 a 15:00 hrs.
ENTRY: 15.00 pesos General - 5.00 pesos Students

 
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Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato

 

Located in the old and beautiful house of the Marquis of Rayas, enjoy the large collection of miniatures, archaeological pieces, colonial paintings and objects that testify to the historical and artistic wealth of the state of Guanajuato.

Address:
Positos No. 7, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 732 29 90
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Sunday: 10:00 a 15:00 hrs.
ENTRY: 15.00 pesos General - 5.00 pesos Students

 
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Casa Olga Costa

In 1993, this famous artistic couple donated their home, a former hacienda in the city of Guanajuato to create the Casa de Arte Olga Costa y José Chávez Morado Museum. It houses a permanent collection of 293 pieces acquired by the duo over their lifetimes of pieces from the 16th to 18th centuries, which includes ceramics, embroidered pieces, furniture, tapestries and glass, as well as works by both painters.

Address:
Pastita No. 158, Tower Arch, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 731 09 77
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 to 17:00 hrs.
Sunday: 9:30 a 16:00 hrs.
ENTRY: 15.00 pesos General - 5.00 pesos Students

 

Casa Museo Gene Byron

The stately mansion that houses the Casa Museo Gene Byron was built from the late eighteenth century, time of the mining boom. The old farmhouse was restored in the late 50′s. Today, the Museum represents the life and times of its last occupants: artist Gene Byron and her husband Virgilio.

Original paintings, famous lamp designs, wood and ceramics are displayed in addition to antique furniture all of which decorate the house with exquisite taste. The furniture, decorative finesse and placid light in the spacious and beautiful garden, make your visit an experience to be remembered.

Additionally, the museum, is a cultural center where music classes are taught, along with art and craft workshops. The family of the late artist, Gene Byron, sponsors a musical presentation every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm.

The musicians are often times world class and perform in a delightful concert hall which is part of the Byron residence. Following the performance, the musicians and the patrons retire to the lovely garden for a glass or two of wine, wonderful canapes and pleasant conversation.

Address:

Calle Real de Marfil s / n Marfil, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 733 10 29
HOURS: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 15:00 hrs.
Sunday Concert: 13:00 hrs.
ENTRY: General: Students and INAPAM 30.00 pesos 15.00 pesos

 

Quixote Iconographic Museum

This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure.

This unique collection of over 800 works, is comprised of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts of various artists, such as Federico Silva, Fernando Alba Aldave, José Guadalupe Posada, Salvador Dalí, Honore Daumier and Pablo Picasso among others.

Address:
Manuel Doblado # 1, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 732 67 21, Fax 732 33 76 y 01 52 (473) 73 2 61 17
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 18:30 hrs.
Sunday: 10:00 a 14:00 hrs.
ENTRY: General 20.00 pesos.

Free Entry:

  • Under 13 years
  • Teachers and student ID
  • Pensioners ID
  • INAPAM ID

Sundays: Free admission

 

Museum of Contemporary Art "Primer Déposito"

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a cultural space that arises from the work of the Guanajuato artist Javier de Jesús Hernández Capelo. The thrust of the Museum is to strengthen and influence the appreciation, of contemporary art and to contribute to the artistic and cultural development of the state of Guanajuato.

The museum's permanent collection is made up of a collection of bronze sculp-tures authored by internationally renowned artists like Leonora Carrington, José Luis Cuevas, Sergio Hernandez and Gabriel Macotela, among others. In addition to a large collection of plastic work of authorship Jazzamoart artists like Vladimir Cora, Rodolfo Morales, John Nevin, Eiki Ito, Capelo and Américo Hernández, to name just a few of the artists that make up this important collection.

Address:

The Positos # 25, Zona Centro, Guanajuato 36000
Tel. y Fax. 52 01 (473) 732 1125
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Sunday: 10:00 a 16:00 hrs.

 

Regional Museum of Guanajuato
(Alhóndiga of Granaditas)

The Regional Museum Alhóndiga is located in a historic monument, whose construction began in 1797 and concluded in 1809. It is a stunning work of neoclassical architecture, with a simple design, utilizing impeccable construction techniques.

"Granaditas" or The Corn Exchange is a pivotal symbol for the battle that was fought there on September 28th, 1810 and embodies, the figure of Hidalgo and other heroes, which eventually resulted in the sovereignty and freedom of the Mexican nation.

This historical significance is expressed in the murals painted by José Chávez Morado in which the artist described the colonial revolution bringing the civic nature of the building and its cultural value to the forefront.

Address:

Calle Mendizabal # 6, Old Town, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 732 11 12 ext. 208202 Fax 52 01 (473) 732 11 80
HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00.
Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00.
ENTRY: General 49.00 pesos.

Free admission: under 13 years Seniors, Pensioners, Over 60s, Students and National Teachers with valid ID required.

Camera: $ 30 pesos. Video Camera: $ 60 pesos.

 

Mummy Museum of Guanjuato

The city’s most famous tourist attraction is the Mummies of Guanajuato, which are located in their own museum located on the side of the municipal cemetery in the Tepetapa neighborhood, the cemetery is visible from the Terraza of Casa Terraza.

A ten minute walk up the hill and you will find the entrance. The Mummy Museum contains a collection of specimens that mummified naturally in the adjoining cemetery. Authorities began exhuming bodies in 1870, when a new law required residents to pay a tax for perpetual burial. If survivors didn't pay the tax, they exhumed the body. If the body was mummified, they stored it in a building above ground and people began paying to see them in the late 1800s. The burial tax was abolished in 1958. At first, the mummies were displayed in a poorly lit tunnel that visitors entered with a torch or candle. Visitors were allowed to touch the mummies with some even breaking off pieces for souvenirs or to verify the body was real. The modern museum opened in 1970 with proper lighting and ventilation, and the mummies protected behind glass.

Address:
Municipal Pantheon Esplanade s / n, Guanajuato, Gto.
Tel. y Fax. 01 52 (473) 732 06 39
HOURS: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.

ENTRY: General: 52.00 pesos
Students and teachers with valid ID: 35.00 pesos
Children 6 to 12 years: 35.00 pesos
Older adults, with official identification: 15.00 pesos
Residents of Guanajuato with official identification: 15.00 pesos
People with disabilities: 1.00 weight