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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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Exquisite

I'd been recommended to visit here by friends in Mexico City and am glad I did. The drive out was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meg J
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Hong Kong, China
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Mexican Folk Art Heaven

This is by far the best folk art gallery I have been to. It is so well curated by the owner Maya... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LouiseGreenMillinery
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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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
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+52 415 185 2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd been recommended to visit here by friends in Mexico City and am glad I did. The drive out was beautiful and allowed a glimpse of life surrounding SMA. The galeria is set on a property that is filled with natural beauty and the galeria...More

Thank Meg J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best folk art gallery I have been to. It is so well curated by the owner Maya. He is knowledgeable & personable. There were 8 of us & we all shopped. There is also a great restaurant walking distance from...More

Thank LouiseGreenMillinery
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is no ordinary gallery. The Shacters have hand picked the finest representations of state of the art Handcraft. Their collection is outstanding, exciting, and extensive. Every twist and turn there are beautiful pieces to admire and purchase, and they are so knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a wonderful collection of Mexican folkart set in a beautiful garden a short cab ride from SMA. There were many fabulous and colorful works here and we spent a fascinated hour or two looking at the great diversity of styles. The art is...More

2  Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The art here was fabulous. A must see place full of local art, colorful and creative indigenous work. Love, love this spot!

1  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The grounds alone are worth the trip. We paid a cab 600 to bring us, wait an hour, and bring us back. Had I bargained for 500, I expect it would have been no problem. Like other reviewers we visited the residence first, with total...More

Thank SkykomishBob
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

During five winters in San Miguel, my husband and I have developed a short list of favorite activities to share with guests. For arts and crafts, there is no better place in San Miguel (and likely in all of Mexico) than the wonderful Galeria Atotonilco,...More

1  Thank Joyce K
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

An incredible collection of folk art from around the country and even some other Latin American nations, helping to preserve ancient crafts. I have already seen the largest mask collection in Mexico but this, combined with beadwork and other sculptures, certainly hits the mark. Set...More

Thank KarenAnn555
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Mistakenly walked through the Shacter's home thinking it was the gallery. They were good natured while we admired the incredible one of a kind pieces in this private extension of their unique gallery. Whether you call it a craft shop, folk art shop, gallery or...More

Thank mjgkng
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this lovely gallery/arts and crafts shop/residence. Genuine, engaging host, a California ex-pat. Wonderful, varied folk arts and crafts to see and to purchase. Personal collection at the attached residence. Beautiful grounds. Worth the 20 minute drive from SMA. Well deserved top rating. Go....More

Thank CharlieinTexas
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alman62
9 June 2018|
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Response from mayershacter | Property representative |
Yes, we facilitate shipping all over the world. Shipping to the U.S. usually goes by DHL air. The cost is relative to the value and size of the item.
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Kris P
1 November 2017|
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Response from mayershacter | Property representative |
We're very busy these days and you can join others who are visiting also. When you arrive please call 185-2225 and we can arrange a convenient time.
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