Paquime, San Jose del Cabo

4.8
#9 of 16 in Museums in San Jose del Cabo
Traditional ceramic pieces at Paquime provide a glimpse into Mexican artistic heritage. The galley showcases some of the most important contemporary folk artists, including Juan Quezada and Francisco Bautista. Other items on display include painted woodcarvings and bead and yarn works. The gallery serves as an alternative to the usual sun-and-sand experience in Los Cabos. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Paquime by using our San Jose del Cabo travel route app .
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  • Lovely pieces of Mexican pottery in this gallery along with some other interesting and creative works. We enjoyed browsing and talking to the friendly staff. Located close to the town square.  more »
  • The Paquime Gallery -- just a few steps from the town's main square -- is a very clean and neat gallery. They have a selection of Mata Ortiz pottery plus a very nice selection of jewelry. Their silver...  more »
  • Original art , unique sculptures, staff enjoy talking, meeting new visitors to the gallery. Good suggestions for seeing more artisans. In other areas so we could appreciate the district  more »
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  • It is the most amazing archaeological site. The large area of adobe homes and multi-storied apartment buildings that the Paquime built make this site quite unique. They even had an efficient water system which brought hot water to their building complex from the hot springs to the north. A museum is located on the site, also worth visiting.
  • The most important archeological site in northern Mexico. The museum does a good job of putting the site in the context of other Pueblo civilizations in the region as well as its relationship with civilizations further south. The artifacts on display give valuable insight into daily life at Paquimé. I always enjoy the walking tours through the ruins, which is enhanced by bi-lingual explanatory signs throughout the site. If you are in the region, you should definitely plan on spending time at Paquimé. A quick visit can be accomplished in about 45 minutes, but a more complete visit will take about 2 hours.
  • It's marvellous how much culture it's in one place. The price for the museum it's high but make discounts for students and older people. People with disabilities have free entrance. You have the choice on visit the archeological area rather with a guide or by your own. For the local people on holiday season there are various activities for the children and visitors could have the choice on see live shows or gallery exhibitions. Nice going with the family!
  • Amazing ruins very nice and very friendly customer service
  • It was very interesting. Well maintain. Museum was very nicely layed out. Restrooms fully stocked and clean. Entrance is free on Sundays. Outside of the ruins you can drive by the center. The town is small, but has a plaza and church.
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