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If you're looking for something to do besides buying jewelry this small museum is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
Bloomfield Hills
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Casa Humboldt Museum

A small, quaint museum with numerous pictures and artifacts of local importance. The docent who... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Ray T
Sacramento, California
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This restored house named for the explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, who stayed here only for a single night in 1803, holds a collection of artifacts on 18th-century Catholicism.
Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcon 12, Taxco, Mexico
+52 762 622 5501
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Have not been on our last trip as there was no a special exhibition and we had visited before. It is an interesting old home done in period antiques. If there is a special show than the tour is more engaging.

Thank John D
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We stumbled across this museum and were so happy we did! The person who conducted our small tour group was incredibly well versed and obviously loved his job. Many interesting artifacts are to be seen in this relatively compact museum. Others in our tour group...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Not much in the way of museums in this silver town. Humboldt didn't stay here - just a few documents relating to him. Tours in Spanish only. May be temporary exhibit in lower level.

Thank Caslin
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt who stayed here for a night. But there is nothing about him. The museum shows church portals and paintings. There are is a terrace with a nice view. If you pass by Casa Humboldt I...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It is a small house close to santa prica church. The locals said that Alexander Von Humboldt stay 3 days there while going to Mexico City. The museum has 8 rooms. Inside each room there are pieces of all church portals and painting. It has...More

Thank raul s
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for something to do besides buying jewelry this small museum is worth a visit. Old dusty building. Humboldt slept here one night - so what. Nothing about him here. Lovely view from balcony. Interesting temporary exhibition in lower level. 90+ year old...More

Thank Caslin
Reviewed 19 March 2016

A small, quaint museum with numerous pictures and artifacts of local importance. The docent who accompanied me only spoke Spanish (I only speak English), but what a lovely Señora proud of what was on display. I am happy to pay a $20 Pesos entry fee...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Casa Humboldt or the Museum of the Vice Regal Period, is a small mansion that apparently belonged to Borda's son. As one enters, they are provided a timeline of Humboldt's life. The great German natural scientist spent one night in this house in the process...More

Thank JeffLookinatFish
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Being from Humboldt County, California, and having worked at Humboldt State University, I am always interested in everything "Humboldt." This is a lovely old colonial home, filled with church and period items. Worth a visit.

Thank mrstuna
Reviewed 22 October 2013

it is a small museum but has excellent pieces of art but the best of all are the explanations of the guides. I got a older gentleman who would tell you a lot of history about the house and taxco. don't miss it.

Thank Jorge A
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