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Ceramicas Seminario

Berriozabal 405, Urubamba, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Urubamba
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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is not just a shop, it's an entire artisan workshop! What a fantastic place! They create and sell incredible, unique pieces of art. I love this place. It was some of the best time I spent in the entire Sacred Valley. My friends and I were lucky enough to speak with the artist Pablo, and were treated to... More

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was not really interested in this stop on our tour...didn't have an interest in seeing more ceramics. Was I ever wrong!! The work of Pablo Seminaro is beautiful & unique. I am not a shopper and could not walk out without make a purchase. The purchases for the entire tour group were safely packaged for travel and waiting for... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Pablo Seminario is a gifted sculptor who found his way to Urubamba 35 years ago. He was an architect by trade but started making ceramic objects using the local clay. Today he works in a "compound" that employs 50 people who create some of the most original and beautiful ceramic pieces I have seen. We had the opportunity to meet... More

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St. Louis , MO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went here with a large group and was not dissapointed. We were given the option to either stay on the bus or take a tour of this place, and to be honest I almost stayed on the bus, but I WAS SO HAPPY that I went in and took the tour. It was awesome and really cool. On the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been here numerous times over the past 15 years, and never been disappointed. The creator of the designs is known internationally, and he and his wife are gracious and informative. The staff is delightful. You couldn't find a better gift or your own memento of your trip than buying something there that will certainly be beautiful and unique.... More

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Kensington, MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I stopped by Ceramicas Seminario on our way from Cuzco to Michu Picchu with a private tour guide. The studio sells beautiful ceramic arts as well as practical things like bowls, plates and mugs. My wife bought an absolutely beautiful wall art which depicts the 12 months of the year. The studio shipped the purchased items to... More

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Pasadena, California
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The selection of bowls, vases, mugs, and wall pieces is broad and terrific. The staff easily packed up our purchases with bubble wrap into an easy to carry on box for travel and everything arrived in one piece. Don't be afraid to ring the bell. You will enjoy the visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I bought a very large vase, approximately 29" tall. The staff crated it and shipped it to my office in Los Angeles via DHL. It arrived in perfect condition. While you might be tempted to limit yourself to buying things you can carry home, I can assure you that shipping is a very good option. It's pricey, but worth it.

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped after lunch having read about Pablo Seminario's work. The space is very welcoming and beautiful and we were first offered a chance to watch a short video of the process and techniques used here. The exhibit rooms are designed to adequately display the collective's work and we were delighted to browse without any pressure to buy or pressure... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stopped here on our way through the Sacred Valley. Seminario replicates and expands on the traditions and techniques of the valley. You get a chance to tour through and see the work at various stages and watch them use some of the ancient ways of decorating the pottery. You can of course leave with some, which we did.

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