If you are planning a trip to the in central Mexico you’ll probably want to enjoy a fun day of shopping in the small colonia of 3 de Mayo. We spent the Day of the Dead weekend exploring the locally owned shops to find some unique treasures.


The first things you will probably notice are all of the ceramics workshops that were selling all sort of skulls, skeletons and catrinas. As a shopper, you can wander the streets, slipping easily in and out of the shops that catch your eye.


On our way through the street, we found more skulls and even a giant Catrina, a female skeleton painted by the famous painter Diego Rivera during the 1940's that represents dead, each workshop added it's original touch to this giantic piece of art.

There are all sorts of finished ceramics, including Talavera-like pottery. Or if you’re the artsy-type, consider getting a piece of unfinished pottery that you can paint yourself. If you want to display a lovely piece of Mexico in your home, 3 de Mayo is the place to visit.

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