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Venta Artesanias

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Michael W wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
The talent and artistry in this town is amazing, but we had to visit one of the vendors along the main street to see the catrinas we eventually bought. It was a rainy, chilly, overcast day in February when we engaged an Uber driver to take us there from nearby Morelia, only to find the Capula Venta Artesanias closed during posted open hours.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jmizekc wrote a review Feb 2019
Mahahual, Mexico53 contributions24 helpful votes
Capula is a small town specializing in the Catrina statues. There are dozens of little shops where you can see the statues being painted but my favorite area is the artists' collectives at the far west end of Av. Vasco de Quiroga. They seem to have the best selections and prices.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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jaybeeFL wrote a review Jan 2018
Palm Harbor, Florida2,489 contributions1,522 helpful votes
Stopped in Capula on our full day tour of Patzcuaro and surrounds. The town is reknowned for its artisans who create the colorful Catrinas--bright, flowery porcelain statues of female skeletons dressed in flamboyant attire. These are definitely different than anything we have seen in our travels and were so taken with them, we bought several . The Venta Artesanias is one of many places in town where you can see and purchase a variety of craftsmen's works. Our purchases reside in one of our cabinets where we see them on a daily basis and are a constant reminder of our wonderful trip through Michoacan.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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324neilc wrote a review Nov 2016
Steamboat Springs, Colorado4,214 contributions255 helpful votes
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This trip, the co-op didn'thave the selection that we have found in previous visits but there was a great explanation. The town of Capula was holding its annual Catrina Festival & Concurso (Oct 22 - Nov 3). We have visited Capula and the Catrina studios many times in the past but nothing would have prepared us for all the Catrinas being shown at the Festival and Concurso: We had no idea that there were so many artists working the trade but the quantities of Catrinas being shown at the Festival were unreal and one needs to keep in mind that there was also a huge Dia de los Muertos Tianguis in Patzcuaro where hundreds or thousnds of Catrinas were being sold. Since TA doesn't have a listing for this "cultural event", the best I can do is post a number of photos from the Festival & Competition. This is a very worthwhileevent to attend if you are in the area for Dia de los Muertos!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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CancunVoyager wrote a review Nov 2016
Miami Fla.537 contributions70 helpful votes
Capula is a small town only about 20 minutes by car from the city of Morelia, Michoacán. The road is good and you will arrive very fast. In spite of not being a magic town if it has its magic that is in the traditional of its cobbled streets and in its "Catrinas" that are a species of very traditional skulls in this region of Mexico. There are some shops that are coperative of craftsmen where you will find everything from cups to the most sophisticated sculptures to excellent presions. A place worth visiting in Mexico
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Date of experience: November 2016
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