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House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios)

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Address: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Description: This former convent is now the best place in town to shop for arts and...
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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This delightful historic site was constructed in 1742 for Dominican nuns of the order of Santa Catarina de Sena. In the west corridor, the oldest part of the complex, there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This delightful historic site was constructed in 1742 for Dominican nuns of the order of Santa Catarina de Sena. In the west corridor, the oldest part of the complex, there is a fountain and a Baroque portal leading to a room that had a bathtub with hot and cold running water, a rare luxury at the time and is well... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited this old hacienda one evening as it was quite close to our hotel. The grounds are very lovely. All the rooms are now custom individual craft shops. The items looked similar to what is generally available. We eventually found the old 16th century bath and portion of aqueduct the guide book mentioned, but were just about ready to... More 

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Washington
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great old building now used by handicrafters practicing local folkart traditions.It's in a tranquil location.

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Vernon, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

All the buildings are beautifully maintained and filled with the artisans demonstrating their craft. Amazing weaving, pottery, wood works and much much more. Wander the different rooms and enjoy everything - so many beautiful works of art.

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located 1 block off the main plaza, this collection of shops sells items made locally at very reasonable prices. I would not pass up an item you like because you think you might get it cheaper somewhere else.

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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
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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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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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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