AAA Editor Notes
Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconográfico del Quijote) is at Manuel Doblado #1, about 2 blks. s.e. of Jardín Unión in an area of very limited street parking. Housing more than 700 pieces of art, this fascinating museum provides a look at the enduring literary character created by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes as seen through the eyes of Pedro Coronel, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and other artists.
The pieces are displayed in rooms surrounding a three-story courtyard. Quixote and trusty companion Sancho Panza are executed in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, stained-glass windows, clocks, painted eggs, woodcarvings and one large leaf, complete with veins, that shows Cervantes' hero in profile on horseback. There also are huge wall murals and quartz, bronze, silver and porcelain statuary. Exhibit information is in Spanish.
Restrooms are provided.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.