MEXICAN ART & NATIVE CRAFTS

From globally renowned artists to the immense talent of local craftspeople, Mexico is home to a world-class art scene.

With internationally acclaimed artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Leonora Carrington, Mexico’s art scene and abundance of museums rival Europe’s best cultural centers. Whether you are interested in visiting the large exhibits of Mexico City, gallery hopping on the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, or exploring the street art in Oaxaca, Mexico has a lot to discover.

Mexico’s art scene is also rich with local artisans. Each region of Mexico offers unique and original handicrafts that are a reflection of the history of the area. At Journey Mexico we pride ourselves in working closely with artisans who are happy to open up their workshops and to explain the intricacies of their work to visitors.

Today, artists still use the same techniques and skills that were used by thei ancestors hundred of years ago. Each region of Mexico offers a unique and original art that is a reflection of the history of the area.  In Oaxaca, the weavers, black ceramic artists, and wood whittlers create pieces that are not found anywhere else in the country.  In Michoacan, the bronze workers design spectacular works of art in this shiny metal.  In Puebla, the artists that craft Talavera pottery blend classic colonial patterns with more modern artistic expressions for table settings and custom pieces that are recognized worldwide.  In Southern Mexico, Mayan traditions of embroidered cloth, indigenous jewelery, and basket weaving are still being taught through inter-generational apprenticeship.  What better way to learn about these antique art forms and collect original samples than to visit the workshops of these contemporary artists who are keeping their ancient traditions alive.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

Use the itineraries below to generate ideas for your vacation. Each itinerary is completely customizable – you choose your dates, accommodations, activities and more to create your perfect Mexico holiday.

Huasteca Culture & Surreal Edward James Gardens of Xilitla

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The Xilitla and Gardens of Sir Edward James trip is a great extension to any Mexico City visit, visiting a surreal world full of whimsical statues…

Monarch Butterfly Migration & the Colonial Heartland

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Days: 7

Discover Morelia and witness the natural phenomenon of the Monarch Butterfly migration while also getting to visit  several charming nearby towns…

Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende

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Days: 7

Journey into the heart of Mexico’s independence and revolutionary past by visiting the UNESCO World Hertiage Cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende…

Escorted Group Tour – Day of the Dead Tour in Oaxaca

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Days: 8

Discover the colorful Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in Oaxaca to experience the beliefs and traditions of life after death.

Hiking Oaxaca’s Mountains to the Pacific Coast

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Days: 9

The Hiking Trip through Oaxaca’s Mountains and to the Pacific Coast combines exploration of some of the most famous archaeological sites of Zapotec and Mixtec culture…

Chiapas: A Journey Through Mexico Less Visited

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Days: 7

Chiapas: A Journey Through Mexico Less Visited provides a diverse look at Mexico’s Southwest and the Mundo Maya regions…

Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca

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Days: 12

Taste your way through Mexico’s divine history by sampling some of the finest gastronomic offerings in all of the country with renowned chefs and local families…

Copper Canyon Hiking Tour

The Copper Canyon Hiking Tour is a rugged adventure ideal for active travelers wanting to combine outdoor experiences with a glimpse into the culture…

Mexico’s Great Colonial Cities

On this trip through colonial Mexico you will be winding down cobblestone streets, exploring colorful folklore, discovering pre-Columbian sites…

Exploring Southern Mexico

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of southern Mexico. This unique itinerary is specially designed to expose you to the…

Mexico City Weekend Getaway

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Days: 4

The Mexico City Weekend Getaway is a combination of culture and luxury, where you can immerse yourself in Mexico’s capital and also get the relaxing time you deserve.

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