Madrid Shopping

  • Sign outside a Madrid Gallery
    Sign outside a Madrid Gallery
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  • Near the Gypsy Gem
    Near the Gypsy Gem
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  • Near the Gypsy Gem
    Near the Gypsy Gem
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    various: Arts and crafts in Madrid

    by toonsarah Updated Nov 22, 2011

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    It seems that almost every building in Madrid houses a gallery or craft shop, and many of them have pretty high-quality items – paintings, jewellery, native pottery, sculpture and much more. Many of the shops are run by the artist themselves and it’s fun and interesting to chat to them about their work even if you’re not buying. While they would obviously like to make a sale, they seem to enjoy the conversations too

    What to buy: Although Madrid was primarily a coal mining town, you are on the Turquoise Trail here and you’ll see lots of jewellery made from the local Los Cerrilos turquoise which is a distinctive greenish colour. Several of the gallery owners and jewellery makers also own a small mine and extract the turquoise needed for their work themselves. So if you're planning to buy turquoise while in New Mexico, this is a good area to try.

    There is also a lot of Native American pottery etc - we saw some fascinating (and expensive!) Kachina dolls in one gallery, for instance.

    What to pay: The big pieces are expensive, but I bought a pretty bracelet for my sister for $20 in a shop called Gypsy Gem (set back from the road near the mining museum).

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    Ghost Town Trading Post: My Favorite Shop in Madrid

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ghost Town Trading Post

    It has all kinds of local crafts and art, including jewelry, minerals and many interesting Indian artifacts. It is owned by Honore and Hugh Hackett. They also have The Great Madrid Gift Emporium across the street (see the next tip).

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    The Great Madrid Gift Emporium: Another Good Shop

    by AlbuqRay Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    The Great Madrid Gift Emporium
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    This shop has quality jewlery, unique clothing, art and miscellaneous gifts. It advertises the "cheapest silver west of the Pecos." The Utility Shack in Albuquerque might dispute that, but the emporium has some really nice things.

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    Madrid, New Mexico: Pick a gallery, any gallery ....

    by kymbanm Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    Interesting artwork in Madrid

    What can I say?

    Each gallery has a different feel and look. There are clothing galleries, photographic exhibits, oils, watercolors, 3-dimensional works, pottery, jewelry and more :)

    Just jump out of your car when you get to town and begin your journey into a New Mexico art colony!

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