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Guadalupe Museum

Guadalupe

El Museo de Guadalupe (Guadalupe's Museum) is a place that you must visit to be able to say that you were in this Pueblo Magico (Magical Town). It occupies much of what was El Colegio de Propaganda Fide de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Zacatecas (Our Lady of Guadalupe Zacatecas' School of Propaganda Fide).

In 1859, when the Reform Laws were put into effect, the building was ceded to the Government of Zacatecas for which it had various uses such as stables, factory, art school, and hospice, among others, until in 1939 it began to operate as a museum although, until the 1970s, the doors of the hospice were closed.

The architecture of the museum is baroque and, in the frontispiece, you can see an impressive relief. Here is La Capilla de Nápoles (The Chapel of Naples), built-in 1849 with its baroque and neoclassical interiors with details in gold.

The museum's collection is very rich so you can see paintings, sculptures, art made with feathers, and other pieces from the 16th to the 19th century. In El Claustro de San Francisco there are 26 canvases in which the life of this saint was captured, for no reason you can't miss La Escalera Regia, one of the most important art pieces of colonial art in the continent.

Lovers of reading will want to stay and live in La Biblioteca del Museo (The Museum Library) where a collection of more than 30 thousand volumes is kept, although you will only be able to see 9 thousand pieces of this impressive collection.

El Museo de Guadalupe (Guadalupe's Museum) is a place that you must visit to be able to say that you were in this Pueblo Magico (Magical Town). It occupies much of what was El Colegio de Propaganda Fide de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Zacatecas (Our Lady of Guadalupe Zacatecas' School of Propaganda Fide).

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In 1859, when the Reform Laws were put into effect, the building was ceded to the Government of Zacatecas for which it had various uses such as stables, factory, art school, and hospice, among others, until in 1939 it began to operate as a museum although, until the 1970s, the doors of the hospice were closed.

The architecture of the museum is baroque and, in the frontispiece, you can see an impressive relief. Here is La Capilla de Nápoles (The Chapel of Naples), built-in 1849 with its baroque and neoclassical interiors with details in gold.

The museum's collection is very rich so you can see paintings, sculptures, art made with feathers, and other pieces from the 16th to the 19th century. In El Claustro de San Francisco there are 26 canvases in which the life of this saint was captured, for no reason you can't miss La Escalera Regia, one of the most important art pieces of colonial art in the continent.

Lovers of reading will want to stay and live in La Biblioteca del Museo (The Museum Library) where a collection of more than 30 thousand volumes is kept, although you will only be able to see 9 thousand pieces of this impressive collection.

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