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“works of art” (2 reviews)
“oaxaca city” (4 reviews)
“alebrijes” (9 reviews)
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Alebrijes rhe name of these "litle monsters, devils and animals" painted with Arrazola's peculiar style.. from small family owned shops to one big exporter you will find even hand bags, snickers and all kind of artifacts decorated at "Alebrije style"... do mot forget to ask...More

Thank sgmurillo13
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We arrived a little early so not many shops were open. We met a wonderful woman named Isabell who ended up showing us around the shops that were open and introducing us to some of the local artists. We had a wonderful day and ended...More

Thank RokiHa
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Not as well-known as San Martin so prices were more reasonable and yet the work was high quality in many places.

Thank Sue Nell P
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Although the wood folk carvings, or "Alebrijes," are sold in Oaxaca, a taxi or bike ride to Arrazola is worth the effort. Visit the workshop of Manuel Jiménez, one of the originators of the Alebrije. The shop is now run by his son, Isaías and...More

Thank Erik W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Many years ago I went to San Antonio Arrazola when Manuel Jimenez Ramirez was alive. Meeting at his home, we purchased a coyote that has been very much enjoyed through the years. It was signed Manuel Jimenez, Angelico Jimenez, and Isaias Jimenez. Then, it was...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I was keen to get out of Oaxaca to less what the less developed towns were like and this provided that. It was about 25 minutes by taxi (who then took us on to Zaachile and back to Oaxaca - we simply found someone in...More

Thank MalTorero
Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you like alejibres- the fantastical wood carved animals of Oaxaca - this is one of the two towns where they are made. In a couple of blocks, you can visit a dozen shops and even the carvers' homes to see thousands of carvings, from...More

Thank Wanderer33
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Arrazola is a short distance from Oaxaca City, and a must stop for those interested in the art/artisan tradition of this region. Manuel Jimenez (now deceased) started carving wood figurines decades ago and his sons still carry on the tradition, as well as hundreds of...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went here on a tour, i was not impressed by the place they took me, it was just a gift store to buy alebrijes on a VERY fat price, i wouldn't really go back here

1  Thank PatricioGutierrez
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Living here in Oaxaca, I take many friends to places around the valley. After taking many people to San Martin Tijete to see alebrijes, one asked to visit Arrazola. We visited only the main street and saw great things. Pepe Santiago's shop is along here....More

3  Thank 2oaxaca
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