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La Paloma de Tubac - Latin American Market Place in Tubac, Arizona


La Paloma de Tubac

Unusual and Beautiful Pottery in Tubac

Copyright: Elizabeth R. Mitchell

Discovering La Paloma de Tubac:

Just outside the main historic shopping area, down the street from the venerable St. Ann's Church is La Paloma de Tubac. The outside shop is filled with beautiful colorful folk pottery and the inside holds treasures ranging from Peruvian pottery to Talavera pottery dishes to colorful vests and cotton clothing. La Paloma de Tubac is an important stop for shopping, sightseeing and photography.


One Presidio Drive, Tubac, Arizona 85646
A quick walk from the historic shopping district, St. Ann's Church (just down the street from the church) or the Tubac Museum State Park.



What You Will See:

The pottery in the outside yard is incredibly varied and colorful. Enjoy purusing the pottery and then head inside the historic adobe where you will find traditional crafts and folk art from Mexico, Brazil and across Latin America. The Green family has purchased pieces for over 20 years and has great sources in the Sierra Madre of Mexico to the Amazon Basin of Brazil.


I found the pottery, especially the Talavera pieces, to be of high quality and very reasonably priced. After shopping throughout the Southwest, I found the selection and pricing at La Paloma to be the best of the shops I have visited.


You can travel Latin American, go to the pottery source in Mexico or just stop by beautiful Tubac and visit La Paloma de Tubac. It's a great place to purchase accent pieces for your new home or for unique and beautiful gifts. Whether you need a pot for your patio or a beautiful hand-crafted mirror for your hallway, I would certainly give La Paloma a try.

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