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Galeria Atotonilco

Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico
+52 415 185 2225
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Do not miss this special place!

This extensive collection of authentic Mexican folk art -- all for sale at reasonable prices -- was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
Note that you need to make an appointment

The first comment to make is that the staff ask that the galería is by appointment only; although... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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We are open BY APPOINTMENT only and usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. Please check our weekly ad in Atencion for directions to the gallery and contact information. Please note: We are NOT a "Museum" or an "Attraction." One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. It is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary. Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico. Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel.
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Camino Antiguo Ferrocarril # 14 | Colonia El Cortijo, San Miguel de Allende 37893, Mexico
+52 415 185 2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This extensive collection of authentic Mexican folk art -- all for sale at reasonable prices -- was one of the highlights of my month in Mexico. This is a stunning display of exceptional art of a wide variety of styles, from areas throughout Mexico. A...More

Thank chippdx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first comment to make is that the staff ask that the galería is by appointment only; although the full TripAdvisor website makes it clear I don't believe that the app does at time of writing so it was only by chance that we called...More

Thank Esteban_Griffiths
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery has an extraordinary selection of art from Mexican artists. Mayer is helpful and very knowledgeable. Take time to let your eye settle and absorb all of what he has to offer....I assure you that you will find fantastic work to send home! An...More

Thank cpr0v0st
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I thought this was a great place to visit. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. The folk art was some of the best we had ever seen all in one place. We had fun trying to pick out gifts for our friends...More

Thank DianneCGraham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blown away by the beauty of the folk art. Mayer, the owner, was very warm and welcoming and escorted us around, giving us great detail about both the artist and the technique of the art. He is a very down to earth and...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't have to travel all over Mexico to find the treasures of Mexican Folk Art at its most sophisticated level. The owners of this gallery are doing it for you. They have an incredible collection of pieces and will gladly tell you about its...More

Thank Dorle134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is a bit outside of town, make the effort. As you drive up, you notice two fantastic bright magenta structures along with incredible landscaping. You are struck immediately by the beauty and tranquility of your surroundings. You have entered Mayor Schacter's world. Mayor...More

Thank SETH P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This gallery is a treasure, a place which shows the traditional handiwork of the Mexican artists. Bravo! It is totally non-commercial.

Thank janegreilly
Reviewed 12 June 2017

All of us Mexicans owe the owner of this place a big thank you for putting together the biggest and nicest collection of authentic local art in the world. I can’t think of a better place to buy a better and affordable piece of art,...More

1  Thank Moises_Norena
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This gallery is full of wonderful Mexican arts and crafts. Just returned from there and the store looks fabulous. The owner Mayer has traveled all over Mexico and to find the best of Mexico's culture. Recently returned from a 5 week buying spree and the...More

1  Thank Delissa T
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