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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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Handicraft central!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
lamandona
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Washington
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Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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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Minnesota
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308 attraction reviews
627 helpful votes 627 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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