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Centro de Difusion Para el Conocimiento de La Grana Cochinilla Final Tlapanochestli

Km.10.5 Carretera Oaxaca - Pto. Ange | Santa María Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 551 0030
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Surprisingly delightful

I am a seeker of the authentic and really enjoyed finding Tlanochestli, which is about a 20 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
AmandaFlayer
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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ONE OF THE BEST OUTINGS TO BE EXPERIENCED IN OAXACA.

I visit Oaxaca every summer and have done so for at least 14 years. I always try to visit... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
Andador
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Denver, Colorado
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A research facility and museum dedicated to the cochineal, which is used for dying things red.
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2 Apr 2016
“Surprisingly delightful”
13 Jan 2016
“ONE OF THE BEST OUTINGS TO BE EXPERIENCED IN OAXACA.”
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Km.10.5 Carretera Oaxaca - Pto. Ange | Santa María Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I am a seeker of the authentic and really enjoyed finding Tlanochestli, which is about a 20 minute car ride outside of Oaxaca center. We were the only people touring the center and were greeted by a knowledgable and pleasant guide, Enrique. We learned a...More

1  Thank AmandaFlayer
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I visit Oaxaca every summer and have done so for at least 14 years. I always try to visit Tlapanochestli at least once--it is always so fascinating. Last summer, I encountered a class of design students from Mexico City who were dying wool in large...More

4  Thank Andador
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is such an interesting place for those interested in cochinilla and its use in textiles. They are passionate about cultivating these little insects for use in dying wool and fabrics and for use in food preparation and I'm sure many other uses. It's been...More

2  Thank Melinda H
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is a quaint, small and homey research center, museum and educational facility dealing with natural dyes, but primarily cochinilla. It is definitively worth a stop while on route to one or more of the black pottery village, alebrije village and cotton textile village, on...More

5  Thank Mezcal_Tours
Reviewed 10 December 2012

My husband and I visited the Cochinea ranch a few years ago and we're planning to go again this year. It's on one of Alvin Starkman's tours but fairly easy to reach on one's own by car or bus, stopping just at the edge of...More

7  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Oaxaca is the original source of cochineal red dye. Here you will see a production farm and learn all about it.

2  Thank lflarson
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