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

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hacienda hopping yucatan
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Hacienda Hopping in Yucatan and the Riviera Maya

Your journey will take you to Mayan sites like Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Try your hand at cooking authentic Yucatec food. Swim the cool, ... read more »

Weekend Escape to Mexico City

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Days: 4

Easy access a from around the world makes Mexico City, a vibrant and dynamic city, the perfect weekend escape to explore the heart of M... read more »

4-day Weekend Escape to San Miguel de Allende

Constantly named as one of the best cities in the world, San Miguel de Allende is a top art and gastronomy destination in Mexico and is... read more »

Weekend Escape to Todos Santos

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Days: tba

Weekend Escape to Todos Santos is a perfect trip for nature and art lovers to discover the incredible wonders of Southern Baja outside ... read more »

Oaxaca & La Guelaguetza – Mondays on the Hill

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Days: 6

Discover Oaxaca through the unique and traditional festival of La Guelaguetza. Experience and learn all about this celebration with a d... read more »

San Cristobal de las Casas
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17-day Journey Through Southern Mexico

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of southern Mexico. This unique itinerary is specially designed to e... read more »

Mexico's Colonial Cities Travel
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9-day Exploration of the Great Colonial Cities in Mexico

On this trip through colonial Mexico you will be winding down cobblestone streets, exploring colorful folklore, discovering pre-Columbi... read more »

8-day Luxury San Miguel Tour With Mexican Villa Stay

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Days: 8

Take an exclusive, one-of-a-kind journey to San Miguel de Allende to discover why this colorful town and thriving center for art and cu... read more »

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9-day Ultimate Day of the Dead Celebration in Mexico

Visit Mexico during the Day of the Dead Celebration (Día de Muertos) to experience this colorful, intimate holiday of love, loss, and ... read more »

Copper Canyon Semana Santa Trek

The Copper Canyon Semana Santa Trek operates during Holy Week, offering a once in a year opportunity to discover the customs, rituals a... read more »

Splendor of Yucatan’s Haciendas

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Days: 8

Discover the  Splendor of the Yucatan, visiting Mayan archaeological sites and enchanting towns complimented by stays in Haciendas an... read more »

Weekend Tequila Experience

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Days: 4

This 4 day trip is perfect for an extended weekend to learn about Mexico's most iconic emblem of tequila. Indulge in VIP experiences to... read more »

Discovering El Antiguo Camino Real by Horse

Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vint... read more »

Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula

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Days: 11

Discover the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula traversing Mayan archaeological sites, visiting small authentic pueblos, and picturesq... read more »

San Miguel de Allende Tequila Experience
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Spirit of Mexico: San Miguel Allende & Tequila Experience

Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vint... read more »