Museo Iconográfico del Quijote

Guanajuato permanently honors the Spanish literature genius, Miguel de Cervantes, but this museum is the imagined residence of his most popular and universal character, Don Quijote de la Mancha.

The figure of Don Quijote and his loyal squire is reproduced tenths of times in paintings, engravings, carvings, and sculptures, in all sorts of materials and made by many different artists. For art lovers and those who know this character, more than a visit to this museum the experience will be a fascinating adventure.

The collection kept in this facility is a present to Mexico by the Spanish publicist and humanist Eulalio Ferrer that includes the work of anonymous creators and the work of international artists. You will leave this museum with the feeling that you have always known Don Quijote and with the intention to read for the first time or read again on the adventures of this eternal idealist.

The house was built in the eighteenth century. Emperor Maximillian of Habsburg stayed there some time and it was the residence of the prominent politician of Guanajuato, Don Manuel Doblado.

The city of Guanajuato pays permanent tribute to the Spanish literary genius Miguel de Cervantes and this museum is the imaginary home to his most popular and universal character: Don Quixote de la Mancha.

The museum contains dozens of images of Don Quixote and his loyal squire Sancho Panza in paintings, engravings, carvings, sculptures – not a single medium – or artist! – is able to resist the charm of Don Quixote. For fans of the book and art lovers in general, this museum is more than a tourist attraction – it’s an adventure.

The museum’s collection was left to the people of Mexico by Spanish publicist and humanist Eulalio Ferrer and embraces works from both anonymous and world famous artists. After seeing the collection, you will leave with the feeling that you have known Don Quixote your whole life and inspired to read – or read once more – the adventures of this incurable idealist.

The building itself dates to the eighteenth century, while in the century that followed, it played host to Emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg and was the residence of prominent Guanajuato politician Manuel Doblado.