Mayolica Santa Rosa
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Cheryl H
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Absolutely loved our shopping trip to Mayolica Santa Rosa. So many items to chose from. Everything is beautiful. The employees were very helpful and did a great job packing up our purchases. Wear good shoes, the street is cobblestone and the shop is all cement floors.
Written February 4, 2020
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Rosemary Y
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The drive to this small town from Guanajuato is beautiful. The town is tiny with the pottery place being the main attraction. We arrived when they opened at 10 am and had the place to ourselves for about an hour then buses started arriving. The prices are very reasonable and the designs are not the loud primary colors normally associated with tlelevera. There are several big rooms of all sorts of decorative and functional pieces - one with only white pieces, some very modern in style. There is a bargain bench full of all sizes and shapes of items. Some where the paint blurred or ran which looked really good on several designs. The staff packs everything very well for transport or mailing. The town has a large restaurant just down from the pottery place with good food and a beautiful view. By noon there were street vendors with handmade jewelry and other items. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
Written November 22, 2019
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Carol B
Zapopan, Mexico7 contributions
Santa Rosa pottery is well worth the trip - we visited a mine in Guanajuato, then drove about 15 minutes into the mountains to reach Santa Rosa. The itinerary worked out nicely: we had a delicious lunch at La Sierra, just down the road from the ceramic store, then hiked around the reservoir at presa de peralillo (you'd need a vehicle with a little clearance to do this, I think), then returned to the ceramic store. Such beautiful stuff, all at great prices. I got all my Christmas shopping done in one afternoon! So I have about a dozen pieces wrapped up, and they go to run my card and it doesn't work. Turns out credit cards and ATMs were down in the entire country for about 12 hours or so. No, I'm not joking. We talked about delivery options, etc, and how I could pay them with a bank transfer but I left thinking I might never get these beautiful things. A few days later they text and tell me they can bring my things to Guadalajara the following week when they come for an artisan expo. Done! (I live in GDL) I went to meet them in Tlaquepaque, paid and picked up my things, all of which were in excellent shape. Great service!
Written August 21, 2019
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andrew s
Saugerties, NY136 contributions
I am not a shopper and was brought here to look at some pottery, but was pretty impressed (and a little overwhelmed) by all the beautiful hand painted pieces. We bought some (of course) and were surprised by how inexpensive it was. We would have bought more “got to have” pieces, but didn’t want to pay for shipping. Incredible artistry!
Written July 17, 2019
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whatsupstephaz
Minneapolis, MN24 contributions
We visited Santa Rosa de Lima on our way from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende (going through Dolores Hidalgo). I highly recommend you stop by this town and store. We took a tour of the facility where they make and paint pottery and then visited the store, which is huge. So unique and something for everyone. I believe they will ship if you make a large purchase that won’t fit in luggage.

Down the road is Conservas Santa Rosa (Conservas 1998), a women-run business that sells jams, salsas, wine, nuts, etc. Stop by to support them as well!
Written April 13, 2019
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Kelly B
Phoenix, AZ24 contributions
Couples
My husband and I visited this expansive pottery shop last year and ordered several lovely pieces. The shipping cost to the U.S. was quite high, but we were assured the delivery would arrive at our home within a couple of weeks.

Three weeks later, when we did not receive the pottery, we asked a friend who spoke Spanish to call and find out what was going on. The shop owner assured her that everything was in order and we could expect to get the delivery soon. After a month, still no pottery. We then contacted the credit card company for resolution, but no luck there either. We never received so much as a tracking number or name of the shipping company. The credit card company finally gave us a credit for the amount charged.

We will never know if it was outright deception or sheer incompetence.
Written March 29, 2019
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Kukulcandve
Danville, KY99 contributions
Mayolica Santa Rosa is not far northeast of Guanajuato, and a bit far from Dolores Hidalgo. The drive from Dolores Hidalgo is itself worth the trip as the scenery is memorable. Mayolica has the full range of hand painted ceramics from the smallest articles to very large pieces. Although by tradition (law?) the ceramics cannot be named Talavera, the pieces are true to that workmanship. There is a very nice cooperative with marmalades, nuts, seeds just down the street. A couple of restaurants are available in downtown Santa Rosa. It is worth the trip, given some time flexibility.
Written February 23, 2019
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Linda H
44 contributions
Rooms filled with lovely items. The technique they use for painting is lovely. They have a huge selection, service was wonderful. Love, love the casserole dishes we got as well as tiles for the front of our home. Shall definitely return. Prices were excellent for these incredible pieces too!
Written July 9, 2018
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techsan518
Plano, TX26 contributions
Friends
Stopped here on the way to Guanajuato and glad we did. The quality of the art is so much better than the ceramics in town. Pricing was what one hopes to pay in Mexico (they will not bargain). The ladies in our group went nuts! If you're in the area, absolutely worth a stop.
Written July 5, 2018
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OkieSusan
Perkins, OK137 contributions
Friends
I loved the Mayolica here and had a difficult time narrowing my selection. It was pretty pricey to ship it home but well worth it. There are so many levels to shop that looking around and checking out can take over an hour. This is not the same pottery as Talavera as someone else stated.
Written April 16, 2018
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