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Top Choice Ceramics in Puebla

Talavera Uriarte

Unlike most of Puebla’s Talavera shops, Uriarte still makes its pottery on-site. The showroom displays a gorgeous selection of high-quality, intricately painted pieces. Founded in 1824, the company is now owned by a…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Toluca


This downtown location of Casart – the state organization promoting local crafts – is fantastic both for its beautiful home, set around a courtyard, and its wonderful selection of quality arts and crafts. Prices are…
Arts & Crafts in Cuernavaca

Mercado de Artesanías y Plata

This relaxed market has handicrafts such as coconut lamps and hand-painted ceramics, found all over Mexico, as well as a plethora of handmade chinelo dolls with upturned beards, a specialty of Morelos. It's a shady …
Arts & Crafts in Taxco

Nuestro México Artesanías

Treasure hunters will love fossicking in this storehouse of handicrafts from across Mexico. Most of the favorite souvenirs are here – coconut masks, papier-mâché devils, flying cherubs, fish wind chimes and, yes, si…
Arts & Crafts in Cuetzalan

Mercado de Artesanías Matachiuj

This fair-trade market a few blocks west of the zócalo has a range of quality weavings and other crafts that come with the benefit of meeting the producer, as many wares are made on-site by local artisans. Food stal…
Arts & Crafts in Puebla

El Parián Crafts Market

Browse local Talavera, onyx and trees of life, as well as the kind of leather, jewelry and textiles that you’ll find in other cities. Some of the work is shoddy, but there’s also some quality handiwork and prices ar…
Antiques in Puebla

Plazuela de los Sapos

A wonderful array of quirky antique shops dominates Callejón de los Sapos. On Sunday, there is a lively outdoor antiques market.
Jewelry in Taxco

Patio de las Artesanías

If you are looking for silver, there are several shops to wander through in the Patio de las Artesanías building.
Jewelry in Taxco

EBA Elena Ballesteros

EBA Elena Ballesteros produces creative, well-crafted silver designs in Taxco.
Jewelry in Taxco

Mercado de Artesanías Plata

For quantity rather than quality, trawl the vast, haphazardly displayed masses of rings, chains and pendants at the Mercado de Artesanías Plata. You can haggle for good prices here, even if you have to search hard f…