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Galeria Tita, Arte en Piedra

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Address: Calle 59 No 504, Merida 97160, Mexico
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+52 999 928 5328

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We didnt go on the advice of some hawker, but they are everywhere as it turned out. We went without knowing anything, it was a nice looking shop and no price was written for... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
MehdiG33
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Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didnt go on the advice of some hawker, but they are everywhere as it turned out. We went without knowing anything, it was a nice looking shop and no price was written for anything. The seller is used to talk customers up to make a good atmosphere and judging how much u are willing to spend. According to that... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I rarely write bad reviews, but I need to warn my fellow TA enthusiasts of this scam shop! Hawkers will guide you to this artisan shop. I was looking for a hammock. The sales person was trying to convince me that they are made from sisal. False! Cotton is what they are made from. Sisal is much too course and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Unlike other reviews we were not steered to this shop but walked in during a morning stroll. While we cannot claim to have visited every single other arts and crafts store in Mérida this was the only place where we found Talavera/Puebla ceramics. The textiles were of good quality and the guayaberas well cut and nicely finished. We had no... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This boutique unscrupulously picks up tourists directly from the (very beautiful) streets of Merida by sending soliciting agents all over the touristic spots. These 'agents' pretend to be casual, altruistic locals but, once done with their chummy speech, try to get you asap to the souvenir shop, with pushy incentives like "Go now --the store closes in 15 minutes" or... More 

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Merida what a Beautiful City but please beware of scammers and hopefully you DO NOT make the same mistakes as we did. Here is our story...We were approached by a friendly and very informative person named Alexandro while visiting "Universidad De Yucatan". He proceed to give us a whole history, explaining the architectural details of the beautiful colonial building and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Like others we were approached very early by a representative of the Tourism Bureau on his way home. He pointed out the Church we wanted to see would be open @ 4 but that there was a shop selling Mayan goods - cooperative - blue building down the street. Nice, we had potentially intended to buy hammocks & hats. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Where do I start? Walking down the street taking in the colonial city of Merida and BOOM! a guy begins to tell us about the history of the city and how he is a university professor, honestly seemed like a great friendly local (just wait), the gentleman goes on to ask us if we had any plans to buy hand... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Yes, the prices are VERY high. And the sellers are not super forthcoming about how much items cost. Which is scummy. However, you will not see work this fine in very many other places in Merida. As long time international art collectors, particularly of native work, we looked around quite a bit and did not find anything that compared -... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Such beautiful goods, beautiful building, great knowledgeable salesman, but prices are 3x what you will pay in other places. Wish we had read TripAdvisor reviews before we spent time and money there!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Travellers beware, DO NOT SHOP HERE!! On our first day in Merida we we're approached by a seemingly nice gentleman in the grand plaza, he told us there was a Maya fair trade shop around the corner but to hurry as it was closing shortly and that it would remain closed for several days because of a Mayan Holiday. Unfortunately... More 

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