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  • Writer's pictureNatalija Ugrina

Suchitoto's Plate Extravaganza & the World's Weirdest Museums

Hey fabulous friends! ๐Ÿ’– Today, join me on an extraordinary journey to Suchitoto, El Salvador, where hidden treasures await at the captivating "Museum of 1000 Plates and More." ๐Ÿฝโœจ Let's dive into the artistic wonderland that celebrates the beauty of everyday plates and discover why it's a must-visit destination!


Museum of 1000 Plates and More
Museum of 1000 Plates and More

Unveiling the Museum of 1000 Plates and More ๐ŸŽจ


Step into a world where plates become canvases, and stories unfold with every brushstroke. The "Museum of 1000 Plates and More," operated by a passionate local who actually used to live in California, is a kitschy gem that blends the bizarre with entertainment. As a part-time enthusiast, this local has transformed his mind-boggling plate collection into a delightful spectacle for all to see.


๐ŸŒŸ Artistry Beyond Boundaries:ย With over 1000 plates from across the globe, this museum showcases artwork that ranges from movie themes and cartoon characters to politics, famous art prints, and those quirky 'what the hell is that?' pieces. It's a peculiar yet captivating display of creativity that leaves visitors in awe.


Museum of 1000 Plates and More

๐ŸŒˆ A Kaleidoscope of Colors:ย Wander through rooms adorned with plates that span continents and artistic genres. Marvel at plates from different parts of the world, crafted by famous painters, handmade with love, and hand-painted with intricate details. The museum is a celebration of diversity, where each plate tells a unique story.


Museum of 1000 Plates and More

๐Ÿ” Unraveling Stories:ย From religious images to heartwarming children's drawings and tributes to famous international singers, the variety of plates is boundless. It's an opportunity to appreciate the effort it took to collect this eclectic array of plates and to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of global artistic expression.


๐ŸŒŸ Fun Fact:ย Initially, the main sight in Suchitoto is the awe-inspiring Iglesia Santa Lucia, a pristine white church adorned with a breathtaking faรงade featuring six ionic-style columns and three towers. However, the true magic of this church came to light when talking to locals. I must admit, at first glance, I didn't notice the remarkable detail that makes this church even more extraordinary.

It was during a conversation with friendly locals that we discovered the secret embellishment โ€“ dinner plates delicately adorning the roofs of the three towers, a charming touch we had overlooked. Intrigued by this revelation, we couldn't resist revisiting the church the following day for a closer inspection โ€“ and there they were, indeed, the roofs embellished with an array of dinner plates!

As the story unfolds, the plates carry a poignant tale. They were donated by a bride who, sadly, found herself stood up at the altar on her wedding day within the church. Despite the heartache, her gesture of donating the plates served as a unique and appreciative way to transform the church's architectural wonder into a symbol of strength and resilience. Such unexpected and heartwarming details truly make the Iglesia Santa Lucia a hidden gem waiting to be discovered in Suchitoto. ๐Ÿ’’โœจ


Iglesia Santa Lucia
Iglesia Santa Lucia

The Top 10 Weirdest Museums Across the Globe ๐ŸŒŽ


Now, let's embark on a quirky adventure as we explore some of the world's weirdest museums, starting with the "Museum of 1000 Plates and More."


  1. Museum of 1000 Plates and More, Suchitoto, El Salvador ๐Ÿฝ

  • Immerse yourself in the charm of plates as canvases and discover the stories etched in every brushstroke. A delightful fusion of art and culture awaits!

  1. International Banana Museum, California, USA ๐ŸŒ

  • Peel back the layers of curiosity at this banana-themed wonderland, featuring over 20,000 banana-related items. Yes, you read that right โ€“ bananas galore!

  1. Museum of Bad Art, Massachusetts, USA ๐ŸŽจ

  • Embrace the beauty of imperfection at this museum dedicated to showcasing art that's so bad, it's good. You'll be amazed at how creativity knows no bounds.

  1. The Dog Collar Museum, Kent, England ๐Ÿพ

  • Unleash your fascination for canine fashion at this paw-some museum, where the evolution of dog collars is on display. It's a dog lover's dream come true!

  1. Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia ๐Ÿ’”

  • Navigate the emotional rollercoaster of love and loss as you explore artifacts from failed relationships. A poignant reminder that every object tells a story.

  1. Avanos Hair Museum, Cappadocia, Turkey ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Hair today, art tomorrow! This museum showcases over 16,000 samples of women's hair (one of them is mine), each with a story behind it. A truly unique and hair-raising experience. I actually visited this one as well so stayed tuned to hear more about it!

  1. Museum of Jurassic Technology, California, USA ๐Ÿฆ•

  • Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, this museum is a surreal journey into the unexpected. From microminiature sculptures to obscure exhibits, it's a trip down the rabbit hole.

  1. The Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama, Japan ๐Ÿœ

  • Slurp up knowledge about the history of instant noodles in this interactive museum. Design your own cup of noodles and savor the creativity behind this iconic culinary invention.

  1. Froggyland, Split, Croatia ๐Ÿธ

  • Ribbit your way into this museum filled with over 500 taxidermied frogs posed in various human-like activities. It's quirky, bizarre, and undeniably fascinating.

  1. The Museum of Endangered Sounds, Online ๐ŸŽถ

  • Take a nostalgic trip back in time with this online museum that preserves the sounds of outdated technology. Dial-up tones and floppy disk drives, anyone?


There you have it, my lovelies โ€“ a glimpse into the enchanting "Museum of 1000 Plates and More" and a tour of some of the weirdest museums that prove there's magic in the unconventional. Which museum would you add to your must-visit list? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, stay fabulous! ๐Ÿ’‹โœจ



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