Discover a magical place with every step
Talavera de la Reyna is a design house, production and sale of one of the flagship products of this destination: the talavera. This is an ancient technique dating from the 9th century originating in Bagdag, which later traveled to Turkey and Spain, to finally reach Mexico with the conquest.
Over the years Puebla was the destination that obtained the designation of origin, however, recently UNESCO named the talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala as World Heritage of Humanity.
Taking a tour of its facilities is alchemical, since you can observe the entire transformation process, from just a clay ingot until it becomes a beautiful decorative piece with shades of cobalt blue and indigo. In addition, it is possible to talk with the artisans, they will confirm that one of the oldest and last techniques they learn is feathering (a painting technique), requiring great skill to perform agile movements with the wrist when painting.
Talavera de la Reyna has a showroom and sales store, but as a curious fact you can also paint your own piece in a small workshop next to this showroom. Prior reservation is required.