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.
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.
49 Travel Itinerarie(s) Found
Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vint... read more »
The Coqui Coqui Residences & Spas Collection creates an ideal route to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Tulum...... read more »
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 »
This unique 10 day trip is operated visits remote Tarahumara villages, frontier mining towns, and colonial cities during the Holy Week ... read more »
Discover the vast array of art and architecture in Mexico City that features pre-Hispanic structures contrasted by contemporary 21st ce... read more »
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 »
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 embarks on a journey through the most beautifully quaint and historically rich areas of the state. It als... read more »
Discover some of Mexico's most culturally rich states, including its capital, and immerse yourself in mariachi, folklore, colonial citi... read more »
Take the family on a journey through Oaxaca, spending a few days immersing into the colorful culture before heading to the beach...... read more »
This trip will captivate your senses through personalized private tours, an exclusive tequila tasting, hands-on cooking classes, visit... read more »
|Destination:||Copper Canyon & N. Mexico|
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 - this itinerary highlights the important cultural traditions of the region. Taste some local cuisine, learn how to we... read more »
Journey into the heart of Mexico’s independence and revolutionary past by visiting the UNESCO World Hertiage Cities of Guanajuato and... read more »