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Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

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Address: Av. Morelos 503, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 9-516-4750
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This museum contains a varied collection of pre-Columbian art donated by...

This museum contains a varied collection of pre-Columbian art donated by Rufino Tamayo, one of Mexico's most famous modern artists.

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Rufino Tamayo collected an amazing array of pre-columbian art. The building itself is of the colonial era and a perfect venue to display this vital and representative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rufino Tamayo collected an amazing array of pre-columbian art. The building itself is of the colonial era and a perfect venue to display this vital and representative collection. It should not be missed.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous, innovative display of artifacts as art, often in groupings that tell a story. The quality of the work was marvelous, and the small scale of the museum made it manageable in an hour.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful artifacts displayed in stunning display cases with colourful backdrop. Signage in English, French and of course Spanish - with cards available in each gallery in these languages informing contents in each display case and artifact. Easy to navigate through this fine gallery and a delightful courtyard at the centre. A highlight of the trip to Oaxaca city.

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Thank CanadianBoys
Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a brilliant collection all well-displayed and lighted, in one great building. Near the Zocalo. Loved that I could take an unlimited amount of photos.

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Thank rusee
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice collection of pre-hispanic pieces. They are displayed well, and have small plaques in some cases. If you don't speak Spanish you can use the English guides in the wall holder at the entrance to each room. Allow at least one hour for your visit.

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Thank Millet02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

One of the things I liked about this place is that it is not a museum in the traditional sense. It's a home for delicious artifacts, displayed with sensitive, artistic flair. I wished that I could read Spanish to get a better feel for what I was viewing but no matter, the pieces speak for themselves. It made me sad... More 

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Thank Karen B
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an amazing collection of prehistoric Mexican art. The presentation of each piece is carefully done by number with accompanying printed descriptions of the provenance of each piece, translated into spanish, English, and French. A beautiful, quiet spot with attentive staff who appreciate the visitor's savoring of the art.

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Thank Barbara H
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I think that I prefer this museum to the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca or seeing the ruins at Mitla. It contains objects of great beauty from all over Mexico, mostly ceramics. Everything is very well displayed, and there are information sheets in several languages available. It was special to gaze on things made so long ago and get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

As the official description says, this is a place for artistry, not archeology. Amazing, beautiful, inspiring.

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Thank Harold A
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Fantastic presentation of really interesting archaeological discoveries. The exhibition is not vast, but every piece is wonderfully presented and is of beautiful quality. So pleaseed we stopped by.

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