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The Cultural House (Casa de Cultura)

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Address: , Morelia, Mexico
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and...
This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and offers a variety of classes.
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Many of the artists studios are not open all the time but the gift shop is first rate. This is operated by the local government. Artists who have studios or sales space are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Many of the artists studios are not open all the time but the gift shop is first rate. This is operated by the local government. Artists who have studios or sales space are juried in so the quality of the work is high.

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Morelia and Michoacan are very important to Mexico. I think everyone that visits Mexico should visit Morelia and learn how much culture Mexicans have developed.

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Cabo San Lucas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Oboy, what can I say? We spent several hours just soaking up the beauty and balance of this stone palace that houses the Casa de Cultura in Morelia. You can feel the energy of the Spanish and indigenous craftsmen who carved this palace from stone. There is a perfection to its proportion and design seldom seen anywhere in the world.... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 648 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

After reading previous reviews I felt that some posters confused the Casa de la Cultura with the Casa de las Artesanias (museum and shops) which is next to the San Francisco church. The Casa de la Cultura is about a ten or 15 minute walk from the main plaza and cathedral and you need to enter from almost the backside... More 

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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

four galleries...three particularly interesting to me. A very good Surrealist exhibition, but not my cup of tea.

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Elmwood Park, Illinios
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It has a wonderful display of the work of excellent artisans around the state and tells you what town they are from

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Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I love this place. It is like a museum that holds a collection of the best of the best Michoacán has to offer in the way of artesanias. But do not expect to get a bargain. Pay what they ask and take home the real thing. Or do like I do, and just look and enjoy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

At the Casa de Cultura you can learn to dance, play guitar, play the piano, paint, draw, or learn several other instruments. My girlfriend is currently taking drawing classes with Maestro - Prado Velazquez. She is having a wonderful time and I am so amazed and impressed with the multitude of children and adults who come there to learn and... More 

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Puerto vallarta
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

the display of native crafts during th fesitval week wa amazing..........our only wish was that we had gone right when it opened as so much had already been sold.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

An amazing display of the works of artisans from the region, including the unique handmade ceramic pineapples of many different designs and colours. The clay is extracted by hand near the villages of San José de Gracia and Patamban, the only places in the world where these pineapples are made. We loved so many of them - but could only... More 

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