INAH Museums Network

6 Museums
Ex Convento de San Andrés Apóstol en Epazoyucan
Historic place
Founded in 1540 by Augustinian friars, this monastery preserves extraordinary polychrome murals and examples of Romanesque, Mudéjar and Plateresque styles can be identified on its walls with many indigenous additions. The three Panels of Epazoyucan with scenes from the life of Jesus, are the highlight.
Hidalgo
Museos
386
No
386
Ex Convento de San Nicolás de Tolentino en Actopan
Local
An important Augustinian monastery preserving valuable murals and examples of religious art from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. The ethnographic gallery shows the everyday life and crafts of the Otomi people of the valley of Mezquital.
Hidalgo
Museos
387
No
387
Museo de la Fotografía de la Fototeca Nacional
Local
The venerable seventeenth-century former monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca houses an extremely rich collection of images from the nineteenth century onwards, featuring historical events, daily life, landscapes and visual essays. There are important collections of Tina Modotti, Nacho López, Guillermo Kahlo, and not least the collection amassed by Agustín Víctor Casasola.
Hidalgo
Museos
412
si
412
Museo de Sitio Jorge R. Acosta en Tula
Archeological site
The archeologist Jorge A. Acosta (1904-1975), discovered the great Atlantes of Tula and other finds. The museum recreates the ancient Tollan Xicocotitlan: with sculpture, ceramics, stelae, offerings and gods (Quetzañcoatl, Tecatlipoca) and the vast population, inheritors of Teotihuacan.
Hidalgo
Museos
395
No
395
Museo Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Ex Convento de San Francisco en Tepeapulco
Local
The museum is housed in the Franciscan convent founded in 1528. The great scholar of Nahuatl, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún lived and worked here. The museum displays material on his life and work, on pre-Hispanic society from the earliest times and a collection of religious art of New Spain.
Hidalgo
Museos
388
No
388
Sala de Interpretación, Guadalupe Mastache
Local
This Interpretation Gallery, dedicated to a well-known Mexican archeologist and restorer, is a great place to visit before seeing the Tula Giants. There are some exceptional pieces: a fragment of a pilaster with images of Tlaloc, the kind god and Tezcaltipoca, the fateful one; a unique jaguar in a single piece and the mysterious chacmools.
Hidalgo
Museos
503
503

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