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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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The finest cultural and artisanal art collection

Worth the trip to the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, with a broad variety of artistic mediums... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TahoeKaren
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Incline Village, Nevada
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This place and Mayer are incredible experiences. The architecture and the pleasure of being in a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
EdithAdams
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San Diego, 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
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+52 415 185 2225
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the trip to the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, with a broad variety of artistic mediums - and all art was of the highest level found in Mexico. Even the architecture of the studio and adjoining home was worth seeing. Gorgeous setting and...More

Thank TahoeKaren
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place and Mayer are incredible experiences. The architecture and the pleasure of being in a spot that holds do much antiquity and Mexican/Latin American beauty is overwhelming. We stayed for 2 1/2 hours and felt we could have stayed all day. I loved the...More

Thank EdithAdams
Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing collection of folk art not to be missed! And Mayer spent a ton of time with us talking about it all, answering our many questions, showing us his house with both his private collection and more work that is for sale. He is...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome and a huge knowledge of Mexican Folk Art made our morning with Mayer and his wife a highlight of our trip to San Miguel de Allende. A must see!

Thank raeganlittle
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 September 2017

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
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