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Guanajuato

We have already mentioned that Guanajuato is a city with a delightful history and culture, evident in just taking a look at its museums. There are four museums that you shouldn’t miss during your trip.

Let's start with the Museo Casa Diego Rivera (Positos 47), the home where one of the great muralists of Mexico was born on December 8th, 1886. Guadalupe Rivera Marín, daughter of Diego Rivera, was the person who promoted the restoration of the house to exhibit the projects that the artist made during his childhood, such as the “Classic Head.” Additionally, the museum has the “Mini stamp” collection, consisting of works by renowned artists such as José Luis Cuevas.

The Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato is an icon of the capital and even of Mexican cinema. It is located where the catacombs of the Santa Úrsula Pantheon used to be. Exhibiting the remains of our geographical and cultural ancestors, its antiquity goes from 1870 to 1984. Currently 57 mummies are being displayed; It holds the record for the largest number of natural mummies in exhibition in the world, as well as becoming a Cultural Heritage of Guanajuato.

Near the Plazuela de San Francisco, right in the heart of historical downtown, is the Iconographic Museum of Don Quixote, the world's largest collection of this character created by the poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes.

The collection belonged to the writer and communication specialist Eulalio Ferrer Rodríguez, and is exhibited inside an old 18th century residence. You can see more than 800 works, including sketches, sculptures, engravings, paintings and ceramics made in Spain, Mexico and other countries, during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Lastly, we have the Museo de Sitio Ex-Convento Dieguino, which is below the Temple of San Diego, located in front of the Jardin Union (Union Garden). This precint remained buried for almost two hundred years. In 1996, its archaeological rescue was ordered to show that it was the first convent in Guanajuato, built in 1663.
We have already mentioned that Guanajuato is a city with a delightful history and culture, evident in just taking a look at its museums. There are four museums that you shouldn’t miss during your trip.

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Let's start with the Museo Casa Diego Rivera (Positos 47), the home where one of the great muralists of Mexico was born on December 8th, 1886. Guadalupe Rivera Marín, daughter of Diego Rivera, was the person who promoted the restoration of the house to exhibit the projects that the artist made during his childhood, such as the “Classic Head.” Additionally, the museum has the “Mini stamp” collection, consisting of works by renowned artists such as José Luis Cuevas.

The Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato is an icon of the capital and even of Mexican cinema. It is located where the catacombs of the Santa Úrsula Pantheon used to be. Exhibiting the remains of our geographical and cultural ancestors, its antiquity goes from 1870 to 1984. Currently 57 mummies are being displayed; It holds the record for the largest number of natural mummies in exhibition in the world, as well as becoming a Cultural Heritage of Guanajuato.

Near the Plazuela de San Francisco, right in the heart of historical downtown, is the Iconographic Museum of Don Quixote, the world's largest collection of this character created by the poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes.

The collection belonged to the writer and communication specialist Eulalio Ferrer Rodríguez, and is exhibited inside an old 18th century residence. You can see more than 800 works, including sketches, sculptures, engravings, paintings and ceramics made in Spain, Mexico and other countries, during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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