The Vegan Carnival Museum is a true cultural heritage that aims to teach the general public about this interesting traditional culture that characterizes La Vega and many countries in the world.
The Vegan Carnival Museum is located in the Don Zoilo García Palace, located at the intersection of Padre Adolfo and Duvergé streets. It is an emblematic building, built at the end of the 19th century and remodeled for this purpose by the architect Raúl Morilla.
On the first floor, there is an exhibition of photographs, miniature masks, sculptures and a huge lame devil that steals the gaze of those who enter the room, without detracting from the oldest and most famous carnival character, the robalagallina.
Each room has stories to tell, not only of the vegan carnival, but also of all the manifestations that derive from it and the great importance of knowledge.
The passionate guide talks about how this folkloric tradition has evolved throughout all the country’s provinces, including the images of the carnivals of Cabral, Barahona, Monte Cristi, Santiago, San Juan de la Maguana and the National District.
Characters from Los Indios, Los Platanuses de Cotuí, Los Pintaos de Barahona and Se me-muere-Rebeca, among others, also appear scattered along with texts and images that describe their transformation over the years.
The museum is a space that receives the history and evolution of this folkloric tradition of the city of La Vega. It is located in the Don Zoilo building, built at the end of the 19th century, in the heart of the city.
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