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.

Best Of Oaxaca: Culture, Mezcal, & Beach

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Days: 9

The best of what Oaxaca has to offer. Spend your days strolling the friendly city center, meet the families of nearby local communities to learn about their indigenous traditions..

Mexico City Private Tour

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Days: 5

From visiting art museums, cathedrals, and archaeological ruins to shopping in bazaars and markets, this trip is packed full of amazing things to see and do…

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 picturesque cities filled with color.

A Journey Through the Yucatan with Coqui Coqui

The Coqui Coqui Residences & Spas Collection creates an ideal route to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Tulum…

Extravagant San Miguel Allende + Villa

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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 culture is a favorite among world travelers.

Yucatan Family Adventure

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Days: 8

The Yucatan Family Adventure is designed for families who wish to cover all of the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula…

Adventure in Chiapas: Ruins, Rafting and Lakes

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Days: 9

Immerse yourself in Chiapas, a trip that is a perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico as you explore jungles, mountains, waterfalls and archaeological sites.

Copper Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Days: 8

Explore your adventurous side on the Copper Canyon Railroad Trip, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys and explore towns off the beaten path…

Sacred Temples & Ancient Rituals

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Days: 10

The Spiritual Journey Through Mexico immerses you in the mysterious history of Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec cultures by visiting ruins, sacred sites…

Adventure in Chiapas: Ziplines, Waterfalls, and Ruins

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Days: 8

Immerse yourself in Chiapas, a trip that is a perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico as you explore jungles, and mountains, waterfalls and archaeological sites.

Art and Architecture in Mexico City

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Days: 8

Discover the vast array of art and architecture in Mexico City that features pre-Hispanic structures contrasted by contemporary 21st century works.

Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico

Visit Mexico during the Day of the Dead Celebration (Día de Muertos) to experience this colorful, intimate holiday of love, loss, and life after death…

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