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Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote)
Ranked #9 of 64 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum is dedicated to the story of Don Quixote and displays statues, murals and other depictions of this famous literary figure.
Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely Worth the Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

It's tucked away in a building you would pass right by unless you saw a statue of the man himself. The museum is in a gorgeous building with a cafe/bar inside (always a plus!) . The range of paintings and sculptures of the Don Quixote really is incredible. Very old, very new, modern, industrialist, almost impressionistic. They truly give you a feel for how far and wide this one man's epic adventure has traveled the world. The only down side would be the 'gift shop'. There are hardly any smaller prints of the paintings that are actually in the museum. A bit disappointed but, you can see many street artists on the weekends selling their own versions for very little. Absolutely worth the time.

Visited July 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don Quijote”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

A great range of art (paintings, sculptures) related to the character of Don Quijote, plus temporary exhibitions and a cafe. Guanajuato is a Cervantine city, so it's definitely worth to visit.

Visited July 2014
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
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“Loved this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

For any art lover and/or anyone with an interest in Don Quixote, don't miss this wonderful little museum. Sculptures, paintings of every style, a wonderful coffee shop. It is delightful. Highly recommend it!

Visited July 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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160 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Quixote/Cervantes fans, rejoice!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We toured this specialty museum, dedicated to the display of fine art pieces depicting Don Quixote and Miguel Cervantes. Many paintings, sculpture, ceramics, metal works can be found here. The building is a beautifully restored old Guanajuato home complete with central court yard. Worth the minor admission fee, especially if you are a fan of Cervantes and his tragic Don Q.

Visited July 2014
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Temecula, California
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420 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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“Tour guide attempted to discourage us from going ...we were grateful we ignored her!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This place is so cool...if you are a fan of D. Quixote don't pass it up!

The art work is amazing!
The sculptures are very cool!

The interior of the building is gorgeous...they did a phenomenal job in the staging of the art work as well as the interior layout.

I really enjoyed this museum ....you can see it all in an hour.

Highly recommend!

*They have a great selection of D. Q. books!!!

Visited June 2014
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