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“Wonderful Talavera Shop to Visit”
Review of Talavera de la Luz

Talavera de la Luz
Ranked #5 of 21 Shopping in Puebla
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Traditional Talavera workshop. Our artisans produce 100% hand made ceramics certified for its high quality with denomination of origin. Visit us to learn about the production process on our free guided tours and see an exhibition of our work. We are located only a few blocks from the city center!
Hong Kong, China
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“Wonderful Talavera Shop to Visit”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

We went to this shop first, and I wish I had realized how unique their talavera is in comparison to other shops in the area. Talavera de la Luz has intricate designs, some traditional and other contemporary. Their showrooms have quite a variety! They give you a very nice tour of the facility and how the talavera is made, with artisans at work in various stages of preparation. This shop is famous for their talavera maps which are massive, viewed through a courtyard garden with water fountains or up close on tiled walkways. Make sure to take the time to read the placards which explain the history of the maps! Don't hestitate to visit this talavera shop - it's worth the trip! There are also some interesting shops on the same road, some with terra cotta pots for everyday cooking. Closeby is the Casa de Ovando, a colonial home built in the XVII century which is open for tours. Check the hours before you head over!

Visited June 2011
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“It´s all about passion - I have never seen something like this before...”
Reviewed September 27, 2009

After travelling the world for many years, I had never seen a workshop producing results like the ones I saw at Talavera de la Luz in Puebla. And this is probable because of the heart of its people.

Not only they have the perfect skills and ancient techniques to do Talavera - in fact they are one of the very fiew workshops in Mexico officially certified for doing Talavera the original way - but they also put their whole love, attention and care to each one of the pieces they make.

Your will really burn from inside if you visit this place. Do not forget to have a look at the murals they make and see the garden full of life with remindings of Alhambra. Also ask them to show you a brochure of their collection of ancient maps reproduced in Talavera that they have been working on for the last ten years...an unforgettable experience almost no one in the world knows about yet. Be one of the first ones to see them!

Adolfo Ayuso, Consul of Mexico in Dallas TX
September 2009

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