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Centro Cultural El Refugio

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Address: Calle Donato Guerra 160 | Col. Tlaquepaque Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
Phone Number: 562 7036
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Fantastic Ceramic Museum

This view pertains only to the ceramic museum that is housed adjacent to El Refugio. Every year for 40 or so years the Center holds a completion for ceramic artists from around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This view pertains only to the ceramic museum that is housed adjacent to El Refugio. Every year for 40 or so years the Center holds a completion for ceramic artists from around Mexico. The museum houses many of the award winners from this competition. The work is fantastic. The level of talent in these pieces far exceeds what one can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Gates are open for special events. Ancient trees line the street. Bathrooms have been updated. Nice Reno.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, a must see to understand the history of Guadalajara and its surroundings. I recommend the free guided tour. I believe it's free on Tuesdays

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We were brought to this building by our private tour guide. Although the building had a lot of empty space, it is an interesting building architecturally and historically. Aside from the architecture, I found the most interesting part to be a huge mural covering the walls and ceiling of the magnificent staircase. Our guide made it really come alive for... More 

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Thank Betty B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

It seems this historical mansion, now used as a cultural center in Tlaquepaque, is a hit or miss attraction. Artist selling their wares, or maybe a small event that focuses on visiting artisans, or nothing at all. Try to find a schedule before going.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Fun to watch the artists and view the many talented artisans create their wares. This is in a large old mansion which is a historical treat.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

TripAdvisor gives the impression that this community center is akin to an art museum. hence, we dutifully made the seven block walk to the Refugio. All this to find a guard and a basically empty space. Around the corner, the facility offered a chance for local children to learn to finger paint. This was only one of several disappointments in... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Always something going on. This time it was all about artists from oaxaca. Different vendors selling different handmade items. All came with a story how and who made them

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

It seems that this place is very well known for hosting various art exhibitions... I went there yesterday hoping to find interesting local artists to talk to and saw no art... ( being an artist myself I can be a little judgemental) all I found were exhibitions of painted canvases supposedly called paintings by artists. It took me a while... More 

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Camdenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Wish they would have had the displays in English as well, without knowing much Spanish, we could only look at the displays and not get the history behind them

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