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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
Phone Number: 434342753
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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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Seshashi - A must!

Patzcuaro is a wonderful town with many shops featuring indigenous crafts. A bunch of them are conveniently concentrated in Once Patios. The highlight of these is Seshashi not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Patzcuaro is a wonderful town with many shops featuring indigenous crafts. A bunch of them are conveniently concentrated in Once Patios. The highlight of these is Seshashi not only for the unique works of Mario Agustin Gaspar but also those of his wife, Beatrix Ortega Ruiz. She does beautiful lacquer and gold platters. The Peacock (pavo real) is a knockout!... More 

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Morelia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Two blocks away from the main square (plaza grande) please find the old Dominican nunery from 1747 now converted in a tourist site with galleries and workshops with local art. A must in this building is Seshashi, the workshop leaded by Mario Agustin Gaspar, who does sculptures with corn husks & extract from orchids, the prehispanic technique for the very... More 

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Naucalpan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Patzcuaro, Michoacan, is a delightful town full of history, from thee founding people called Purepechas in the Tarascan State to the conquest and colonnial times (when this house was built - XVIII century) up to this day. La Casa used also to be a nunnery but now its used to display and sell gorgeous Mexican artcrafts. I counted the "patios"... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is "the" place to see local artisans according to the chamber of commerce but we found it a tad disappointing. We found better, and cheaper, pieces elsewhere. One can see a few artisans at work, and there are two fabric arts stores that are really quite nice. Its sort of a must see but don't plan an extended visit.

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The House of the Eleven Patios is located in a lovely building, but the quality of the crafts tends to be more geared toward tourist items and not really typical of the wonderful folk art that is present in Michoacán. It's fun to look inside all of the shops, but I have never bought anything there.

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

There are a number of different shops in this Casa. Each of them houses artisans making beautiful hand crafted goods. I purchased a beautiful jacket from Bordados Sta. Cruz, plain black, lined, a classic shape with colourful hand embroidered flowers gracing the front. The work is gorgeous and only a lack of baggage room prevented me from buying more of... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Not just another market where items are brought from who knows where and made by who knows who. Here you can see the local artist sends perfecting their handicrafts right before your eyes. Definitely worth a stop

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Barra de Potosi, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Amazing place with dozens and dozens little rooms and nooks and corridors filled with local crafts and arts. Great representation of areas most popular crafts

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Nehalem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

An old and historically significant building in the heart of Paztcuaro with the added attraction of many hidden courtyards, levels and shops.

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Fun shopping for crafts but we did not buy anything. Nice setting with gardens and flowers. We liked walking around, and went twice. Trip advisor wants me to write more to submit this review but I can't think of anything.

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