Don Quijote de la Mancha, written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is one of the most famous and widely read literary works in the world.
The Chevalier de la Triste Figura (Knight of the Sad Countenance)has achieved universal narrative with its adventures, its dialogue and story, as well as the various branches of the fine arts through its somewhat realistic and prototypal human kindness.
For these reasons and in order to pay tribute to such a witty character, the Iconographic Museum of Quixote was inaugurated in 1987 in the heart of Guanajuato.
The old, 18th. century European-style building keeps a vast collection of over 800 pieces including oil paintings, acrylics, prints, bronze sculptures, handicrafts, ceramics, etc.
The central theme of almost all of the pieces is the figure of Don Quixote, alone or accompanied by one of the characters in the book.
The art is distributed among 17 rooms and courtyards that display this cultural tradition in permanent exhibits accompanied by information on each of the pieces.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Entrance fee: $30 pesos.
Seniors, children, students and teachers : $10 pesos.
Tuesday: Free entrance.