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.

The Magical Towns of Veracruz

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Days: 9

The Magical Towns of Veracruz embarks on a journey through the most beautifully quaint and historically rich areas of the state. It also covers Veracruz City and Xalapa, two very important cities.

UNESCO World Heritage Cities

This trip visits the majority of Mexican cities that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to visiting many of Mexico’s colonial cities…

Spirit of Mexico: San Miguel Allende & Tequila Experience

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Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vintage Hacienda…

Oaxaca Family Adventure

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Days: 9

Take the family on a journey through Oaxaca, spending a few days immersing into the colorful culture before heading to the beach…

Food, Wine and Tequila in Colonial Mexico

This trip will captivate your senses through personalized private tours, an exclusive tequila tasting, hands-on cooking classes, visits to boutique wineries and more…

Town & Sea: Exploring Magical San Miguel de Allende & Zihuatanejo

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Days: 7

Discover Mexico’s charms, both land and sea, by exploring the colonial town of San Miguel Allende and the beach destination of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo…

Mexico’s Central Highlands & Pacific Coast

Discover some of Mexico’s most culturally rich states, including its capital, and immerse yourself in mariachi, folklore, colonial cities and tequila before heading to…

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 Mexico.

Weekend Escape to San Miguel de Allende

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Days: 4

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 perfect for a quick Mexican escape.

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 and a visit to a live-working hacienda.

Discover Baja and the Copper Canyon

This trip combines the discovery of Baja Califonia Sur with the adventures of the Copper Canyon region, perfect for active and curious travelers…

Guadalajara, Tequila, and Punta Mita

Discover the home of mariachi and tequila in the state of Jalisco, visiting Guadalajara and the Magic Town of Tequila before heading to the beaches of Punta de Mita…

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