Museo Nacional de la Muerte
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
A small, modern museum displaying the work of Enrique Guzmán (1952−86) as well as temporary exhibitions; it is well worth visiting.
The well-restored 18th-century baroque Cathedral, on the plaza's west side, is more magnificent inside than out. Over the altar at the...
Templo de San Antonio
A crazy quilt of architectural styles built around 1900 by self-taught architect Refugio Reyes. San Antonio's interior is highly ornate,...
One of three local all-year-round markets that morph seem into one, selling household items to cheap eats.
Jardín del Estudiante s/n · interesting places nearby
Museo Nacional de la Muerte information
This is one 'near death' experience not to be missed. The Museo Nacional de la Muerte exhibits all things relating to Mexico's favorite subject – death – from the skeleton La Catrina to historic artifacts. The contents – over 2500 artifacts, drawings, literature, textiles, toys and miniatures – were donated to the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes by collector and engraver, Octavio Bajonero Gil. Over 1200 are on display. They span several centuries, from Mesoamerican to contemporary artistic interpretations.
In room one, look out for the miniature crystal skull. It's believed to be from Aztec times and there are only two in the world. This wonderful place is far from macabre but a colorful, humorous and insightful encounter.