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"Nice-to-do: Museo Agustín Lara" Tlacotalpan Things to Do Tip by gdilieto

Tlacotalpan Things to Do: 4 reviews and 5 photos

  Museo Agustín Lara
by gdilieto
 
 

Agustín Lara (1897-1970), musician-poet and bohemian, is one of Mexico's most prolific and dearly loved musicians of all times. His career spanned nearly 50 years and he is arguably considered a Mexican legend. A number of distinguished international interpreters have interpreted his songs, included Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias, Caetano Veloso and Plácido Domingo. I am not sure whether he was born in Tlacotalpan or he just called Tlacotalpan home, anyway he has linked his name to this town that honors him today with a tiny museum.

The museum, hosted at the top floor of a colonial building one block off the Main Square, is just a collection of photographs and few memorabilia belonged to the artist; if you don't know who Agustín Lara is, it is unlikely you will learn it by visiting the museum, but all in all it is a pleasant and relaxing visit.

If my recollection is right, I paid for the ticket MXP20-. The visit will not take more than 30 minutes.

If you would like to learn more about the artist, this website provides a good introduction.

Directions: In the city center, one block off the Main Plaza. No need address or a map, just ask.

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  • Updated Apr 10, 2009
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