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House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios)

Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Shopping
Description: This former convent is now the best place in town to shop for arts and crafts from a slew of various vendors.
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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Vendors show many local crafts from fabrics to had painted lacquer jewllery. Everyone was friendly and welcoming but no pressure The building alone is worth the visit.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

One of the occasional problems with getting into sites in Mexico is accessibility. Casa de los Once is a pretty place to visit and it's more easily accessible than most places. Many of the shops are not open until later in the day so we saw just a few of them. These artisans seemed to be focused on textiles. Wandering... More

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wagga
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137 reviews 137 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

lovely buildings and would have been much better if more craft stores were open. mid week, in the morning in may I would say less than half were open- a shame

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Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Michoacan, like many places in Mexico, has rich traditions in handicraft and folk art. This amazing center allows you to see a number of different arts (pottery, enamel and gold work, weaving) in progress, and if you speak Spanish you can even get some background from the artesans. It really helps one to understand the quality and detail of the... More

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Minnesota
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301 attraction reviews
603 helpful votes 603 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Even if you don't go in the many shops in this lovely set of buildings you ought to visit this Casa. It is is made up of very cool colonial builidings in an interesting configuration. We were there late afternoon and not all the shops were open but many were and we wished we had more time to look around... More

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South Salem, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The setting on various levels with ancient but great architecture! A great cross section of shops and crafts.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very competitive prices, don't be afraid to shop here! Rule of thumb, if you see something you really like buy it. It might not be there tomorrow.

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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The house of eleven patios is amazing. The architecture is incredible and the opportunity to see so many different arts and crafts in one place is very interesting. However, it felt like entering a mall. Every single room has people selling you stuff. Some of it is really nice, local arts and crafts, some of it is just cheap touristy... More

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Austin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I've been traveling to Patzcuaro for about 22 years and in the past several years I have noticed that the House of Eleven Patios is not a good place to shop. The shops are all overpriced and seem to be staffed by people who really don't care. It's a great space and could be so much more. Maybe it needs... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Historically, this place is lovely to visit. Architecture lovers will find it enchanting. About half the artisans were closed (on a Friday) as tourism is way down because of media alerts on security. But we felt ultra safe and so I hope more people will go and support the centuries-old artisan craftsmanship that Patzcuaro boasts. And the town of Patzcuaro... More

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