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National Museum of Tequila - Museo Nacional de Tequila

Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico

The Museum of Tequila is a well-designed display of photos, drawings and artifacts in several rooms detailing the history of tequila. One legend holds that the drink was discovered when lightning struck an agave plant, and the resulting sweet smell and taste agreed with the area's indigenous people. Spaniards introduced the distilling process after Hernan Cortes' conquest in 1521. Important tequila-producing families are noted throughout the museum, but you'll need to understand Spanish, or have a translator nearby, to fully understand the displays.

Excerpt from - http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_5749265

The building located in the municipality of Tequila was inaugurated in 2000 and is like a scene of the old property of the 19th century. The collection containing more than 300 pieces will be distributed in five rooms. The museum receives more than 80 thousand visitors each year but until recently had no formal structure and no support from the tequila producers.

“In the museum's first years we did not give much support because there was no certainty in the project, but with the arrival of Alicia Rodriguez Perez and the projects of the agavero landscape, the credibility is recovered and we are offering the museum all our support”, stated the secretary of the Camera of the Tequilera Industry, Jaime Orendain.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Museo Nacional de Tequila (MUNAT)
Ramón Corona #34,
Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Phone: (374) 742-0012 and 742-2410.

Last Revision - 23 April 2010 - jat
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