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Address: Calzada de la Aurora, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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"Art and decorative accessories to fit almost everyone's style"

Very interesting old factory which has been repurposed into a mall of galleries, including fine - and not so fine - art, glass, pottery, home decorations and much more. Prices are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting old factory which has been repurposed into a mall of galleries, including fine - and not so fine - art, glass, pottery, home decorations and much more. Prices are quite high, but the variety and volume of stuff in one large location is what makes it worth a visit. Except for the fine art, the artisan markets in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The shops are very expensive. This is just shopping. Some of the artists are in their shops so it is interesting to speak with them about their work. There is a nice coffee shop/smoothie bar in the middle of the shops. .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began our shopping in San Miguel in the Artisan Markets so we had slight sticker shock at Fabrica La Aurora. I'm not saying the goods were not beautiful, they certainly were. There is art work, pottery, ceramics, jewelry and textiles...shop after shop in a gracious environment but generally out of my price range. Galleria Totonilco was more to my... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an endless array of shops and studios. Don't miss it! It is fun to see some of the art studios and the wide variety of styles. They all lean a little too modern for my taste but are high quality. There are also antiques, clothing, and a nice looking bistro and coffee shop.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If we were not traveling for another 4 months before returning home, we could have gone crazy with purchases, both realistic and wishful thinking. Many items are high end - expensive, but there are some that are quite reasonable too. My credit card was trying to claw its way out of my pocket, itching to be used. We did not... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take time to visit this fantastic and historical site. One can experience not only the present but also the past here. The area is beautiful and a must visit in San Miguel.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful warren of shops and galleries. It has something for everyone in its extensive offerings. Plenty of affordable jewelry and tchtochtkes as well as upscale, expensive art, furniture, etc.. Plan on spending several hours there. Be sure and go to the Geeks and Coffee shop tucked away at the end - not readily evident, you have to... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend suggested I visit this "art market," but it was much better than I expected. I ended up spending about 5 hours here, exploring the different galleries and artist studios. I would recommend this so much to anyone who's into art- I actually think it THE most worthwhile place to visit if looking at fine art is your priority.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fine upscale art at pretty expensive prices. We did find a piece to purchase but most of this art was not for me. Many, many art studios and artists. Nice cafe too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was so much amazing artwork that it was hard to see all of it. I would have loved to have spent more time just browsing around the different galleries and shops.

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