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Home of the Catrinas

Capula is a small town specializing in the Catrina statues. There are dozens of little shops where... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
jmizekc
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Mahahual, Mexico
Catrinas Galore!!

Stopped in Capula on our full day tour of Patzcuaro and surrounds. The town is reknowned for its... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
jaybeeFL
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Florida
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

the main draw in this little town is that they make many of the Catarinas sold throughout Mexico and the U.S. Much cheaper than buying in a handicraft boutique in Mexico City. also a huge number of choices of sizes, quality and representations of these...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went on a Sunday, which was a bustling market day on the main square--many vendors,even those with shops, said they don't bother to open on weekdays. I went because I saw a style of pottery I really liked at the Casa de las Artesanias...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

In the seven years we have visited Capula, the artisan co-op has always been worth a stop. Since so many different artisans place their products at this facility, not only is one supporting many of the up and coming artists but if gives one a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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