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San Antonio Arrazola

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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A great town to find the Oaxacan carved animals in many, many shops, at good prices, and made by the people who sell them. The Jimenezes now have both a little museum and a... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2013
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

A great town to find the Oaxacan carved animals in many, many shops, at good prices, and made by the people who sell them. The Jimenezes now have both a little museum and a gallery in their home, where Manuel was one of the inventors of the carvings.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

You can find alebrijes everywhere in Oaxaca, as for artisans, well I've seen carve wood even in downtown Oaxaca, you can go to Mitla and you can see craftspeople working on alebrijes in their workshops, this place in not really special, I felt it is just a tourist trap, a place where you only go to purchase alebrijes (animal/monster carvings)... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Took a collectivo there on a Sunday, and would recommend going after 1 if you go then and want to visit the workshops where the gaily painted carvings are produced. People are welcoming and the small town looks up to Monte Alban in the distance.

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Tumwater, Washington
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

How could you visit Oaxaca and not buy those fanciful animal carvings?

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 691 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2011

It is nice to see alebrijes from scratch: the piece of tender wood, then the sculpture then the painting. But don't expect half price. Even if you are at the heart of the production, prices are still stiff and go down only for some quantities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Alejibres are brightly-colored sculptures of fantastical animal-like creatures.Typically carved from the Copal tree , the wooden figures depict mythical creations and monsters. They are even featured in Disney’s Epcot –World Showcase as a main attraction and representation of Mexican culture. The town of San Antonio Arrazola is located just on the other side of Monte Alban and only 10-15 minutes... More 

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