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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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wonderful crafts

Although not all the shops are open all the time, the artisans who sell their work here are all first rate. The shops are usually artists' cooperatives and it is fun to talk to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Although not all the shops are open all the time, the artisans who sell their work here are all first rate. The shops are usually artists' cooperatives and it is fun to talk to the artists. You will learn a lot about how things are made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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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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Address: Address: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Patzcuaro, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Michoacan  >  Patzcuaro

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