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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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wagga
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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456 reviews 456 reviews
301 attraction reviews
598 helpful votes 598 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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22 reviews 22 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Just fun to walk around this place. But, also a great place to shop. Locally made, unique arts and crafts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Beautifull old hacienda educational and interesting So nice to see artisans at work We were the only ones around sad to see the lack of tourists

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