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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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Spectacular gallery just outside San Miguel

An impressive collection of fine quality folk art from all over Mexico. The owner is very helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Mexico
via mobile
Visit with adult daughter

One of the highlights of our trip to San Miguel. The gallery and folk art was outstanding as were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 3 days ago via mobile

An impressive collection of fine quality folk art from all over Mexico. The owner is very helpful & knowledgeable. I acquired several things with this lacquered chest was the most unusual & exceptional piece. The price was very fair & it was packed & shipped...More

Thank chileheads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip to San Miguel. The gallery and folk art was outstanding as were the grounds of the property. The owner, Mayer also gave us a tour of his home which is a museum of Mexican folk art which is...More

Thank ajltravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read about the gallery and I called for an appt and Mayer was so helpful...he told us to go to the Bibliotec that afternoon to see a lecture of Huichol art and to come to his gallery the next day to see the exhibition...More

Thank zachNyNy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Galeria Atotonilco was a highlight of our trip to San Miguel! Tremendous collection of affordable art and the venue is beautiful! Highly recommended.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This was a last minute stop recommended by our driver. Well worth it and not far from San Miguel de Allende. Highly recommend you visit this wonderful location. We spent several hours touring and bought many items. Beautiful artwork from Mexico artists. Owners very friendly...More

Thank francesbroussard
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We made an appointment to visit the gallery on the same day we visited Atotonilco. We were all really impressed with the quality and diversity of crafts and art found in the gallery. The staff was also very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend a...More

Thank tacomama635
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a fun location for both residents of and visitors to San Miguel. About 30 minutes outside of town to experience artifacts from all over the country of Mexican is a rare experience.

Thank Rocco862
Reviewed 14 November 2017

All the other reviews tell it like it is. We were lucky enough to encounter Mayer Shacter who spent more than an hour with us talking about his career and amazing collection of folk art. Could have bought dozens of things and did buy 2.Very...More

Thank philsman
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a hidden treasure. After seeing all the supposed "art work" in the Centro area, here is truly a gallery and shop for individual and creative art. I think the prices were exceptional.....perhaps a bit higher than other Mexican shops in town which had...More

Thank blb85204
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Each time I visit Galeria Atotonilco, I find a special art piece, pottery or sculpture that I really love. I have the Galeria's art pieces all over my home. Each art piece is so different and every artist has something different to display. I have...More

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Kris P
1 November 2017|
Response from mayershacter | Property representative |
We're very busy these days and you can join others who are visiting also. When you arrive please call 185-2225 and we can arrange a convenient time.
9 April 2015|
Response from bogeybear |
I have a group of 38 persons going to dine at Nirvana on February 27, late afternoon. Will you be open? Is there an admission charge? Are art objects for sale?