Puebla: Talavera de la Reyna, Hidden Gem

Off the highway to Cholula, near the University of the Americas, is the factory and showroom for Talavera de la Reyna, an extraordinary maker of ceramics that equals the work of Talavera Uriarte.  The location is off the beaten path and you will need a taxi to get there.  We negotiated 100 pesos with a driver to take us to Cholula with a 30 minute stop at the talavera tile factory.  He didn’t have any easy time finding it … you have to really want to get there.  The address is Camino a la Carcana 2413, which is discretely marked with a tile on a high vine covered wall that faces the street.  Inside is a stunning courtyard surrounded by rooms displaying the work.  The workshop is in the back.  This is where we purchased the sink for our Teotitlan del Valle casita bathroom after looking at Uriarte and other fabricas.  Here’s a photo of our sink and the ceramics at Talavera de la Reyna (they have another smaller shop at the Museo Amparo).

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