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Galeria Atotonilco

Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico
+52 415 185 2225
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This is a must-see stop in the beautiful countryside, yet just minutes away from the jardin. Mayer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Falls Church, Virginia
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Feast of Folk Art

This was a highlight of our trip to San Miguel de Allende. It is a bit off the beaten path and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laguna Beach, California
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We are open BY APPOINTMENT only and usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please check our weekly ad in Atencion for directions to the gallery and contact information. Please note: We are NOT a "Museum" or an "Attraction." One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. It is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary. Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico. Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel.
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Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico
+52 415 185 2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see stop in the beautiful countryside, yet just minutes away from the jardin. Mayer beautifully incorporates vintage pieces with the work of newer Mexican artisans, thus ensuring that the indigenous art and stories behind it will live on. His magnificent home shares...More

Thank Julieu1148
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a highlight of our trip to San Miguel de Allende. It is a bit off the beaten path and a welcome retreat from the bustle of SMA. The Galeria itself is a fine example of Mexican contemporary architecture and houses a feast of...More

Thank 328Karen
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Even if you don't have a car, it is definitely worth the price of a short taxi ride to see this amazing gallery. You would think it is a museum of arts and crafts. with the arts of many different areas represented, for example, ceremonial...More

1  Thank Seth G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The best place in San Miguel de Allende to purchase Mexican Folk Art...in fact in all of my travels through out Mexico...I have never seen a more complete selection in one place....it is like visiting a Candy store for collectors and anyone who loves Mexican...More

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This extensive collection of authentic Mexican folk art -- all for sale at reasonable prices -- was one of the highlights of my month in Mexico. This is a stunning display of exceptional art of a wide variety of styles, from areas throughout Mexico. A...More

Thank chippdx
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The first comment to make is that the staff ask that the galería is by appointment only; although the full TripAdvisor website makes it clear I don't believe that the app does at time of writing so it was only by chance that we called...More

3  Thank Esteban_Griffiths
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This gallery has an extraordinary selection of art from Mexican artists. Mayer is helpful and very knowledgeable. Take time to let your eye settle and absorb all of what he has to offer....I assure you that you will find fantastic work to send home! An...More

Thank cpr0v0st
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My son and I thought this was a great place to visit. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. The folk art was some of the best we had ever seen all in one place. We had fun trying to pick out gifts for our friends...More

Thank DianneCGraham
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We were blown away by the beauty of the folk art. Mayer, the owner, was very warm and welcoming and escorted us around, giving us great detail about both the artist and the technique of the art. He is a very down to earth and...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

You don't have to travel all over Mexico to find the treasures of Mexican Folk Art at its most sophisticated level. The owners of this gallery are doing it for you. They have an incredible collection of pieces and will gladly tell you about its...More

Thank Dorle134
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