Museos de la ciudad de San Luis Potosí

Museums in the City of Light

The City of Light shines at night, lighting up buildings holding one-of-a-kind collections. When visiting the capital of San Luis, these museums replete with history beckon you to come in and explore. One of these is the Museo de la Máscara, holding 2,500 masks, including pre-Hispanic, Spanish-American Indian mestizo, and Asian creations, donated by Víctor José Moya. The Museo del Ferrocarril, featuring murals by Fernando Leal, preserves and shares the area’s railroad heritage. The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo is composed of five interesting galleries displaying contemporary art. Since 2009, it has been located in what was once the old post office.

Other noteworthy spaces include the Museo Francisco Cossío, curating objects from different geological ages, pre-Hispanic pieces, and Western works of art from the 16th to the 20th centuries. In Convento del Carmen, a former convent that became the Museo del Virreinato in 2003, prominent painters from the colonial era are spotlighted.

To wrap up the tour, you must stop by the Museo Regional Potosino, which curates one of the most significant archeological collections in Mesoamerica and the Huasteca region. It also displays the city’s founding documents and a notable collection of visual art from colonial times. And the final space is the Museo Federico Silva, the first museum to focus on promoting contemporary sculpture in Latin America.





Centro Historico, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México

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