Venta Artesanias

Venta Artesanias, Capula: Address, Venta Artesanias Reviews: 4.5/5

Venta Artesanias
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Tishka57
Seattle, Washington15 contributions
Mar 2022
This community collective is a fantastic place to go to see and purchase Capula ceramics. Quality and selection are really good. One person in our group purchased an entire set of dishes!
Written March 22, 2022
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324neilc
Steamboat Springs, CO4,198 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
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 starting point to make comparisons with other product scattered around town.

The co-op is staffed by volunteers and artists putting in their required time giving back for the space provided. When I suggested that a gratuity may be in order, we have found that packing of purchased product improves and given how fragile some of these products ar, it may be money well spent.
Written October 20, 2015
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Rick S
Mexico City, Mexico124 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
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 statues.
worth a stop on your way to Quiroga for carnitas or Patzcuaro for .... well, whatever you do in Patzcuaro.
Written July 4, 2016
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Michael W
3 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 27, 2020
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jmizekc
Mahahual, Mexico51 contributions
Feb 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 have the best selections and prices.
Written February 12, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,909 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
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.
Written January 30, 2018
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324neilc
Steamboat Springs, CO4,198 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
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!
Written November 15, 2016
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CancunVoyager
Miami Fla.536 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
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
Written November 14, 2016
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Joel M
Macheros, Mexico7 contributions
May 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 in Morelia--abstract flower polka dots on another glaze colored background. I got a speckled lime green teapot and matching cups at a very reasonable price. Not so many tourists come to this part of Michoacan anymore more because of the dire travel warnings, which is too bad. At no point did we feel unsafe; people were friendly and helpful. And the tacos de bifsteak on the square delicious.
Written June 1, 2016
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