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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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 »

A Yucatan Journey with Coqui Coqui
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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...... read more »

Best of Oaxaca Culture
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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... read more »

Copper Canyon Family Semana Santa

This unique 10 day trip is operated visits remote Tarahumara villages, frontier mining towns, and colonial cities during the Holy Week ... read more »

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 ce... read more »

Culinary Tour Mexico City Puebla and Oaxaca
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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... read more »

Exploring Zihuatanejo
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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-Z... read more »

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 als... read more »

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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 citi... read more »

Oxaca Family Adventure
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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...... read more »

Food Wine and Tequila in Mexico
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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, visit... read more »

Copper Canyon Family Experience

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Days: 8

The Copper Canyon Family Experience is ideal for active families who enjoy both outdoor exercises and seeing the culture and local vill... read more »

Oaxaca Incentive Autentico

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Days: 6

Oaxaca Incentive - this itinerary highlights the important cultural traditions of the region. Taste some local cuisine, learn how to we... read more »

Guanajuato Travel Itinerary
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Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende

Journey into the heart of Mexico’s independence and revolutionary past by visiting the UNESCO World Hertiage Cities of Guanajuato and... read more »

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 amazi... read more »