Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Puerto vallarta is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Puerto vallarta a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Puerto vallarta.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Puerto Vallarta.
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Calle Hidalgo 370, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
There are so many famous churches around the world it can sometimes be hard to place them with just an image, but there is no mistaking this one. The silhouette of the church is topped by a distinctive crown hoisted up by figrines of angels. Also distinctive are the unique sound of the chiming bells, which sound a quarter hour before mass time. The...
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Basilio Badillo 269, Int. A, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
A gallery has to be something special when practically no one has a single bad thing to say about it. Consider the elements. It's the city's largest art gallery. Though the style of painting and sculpture are mostly Italian, and the layout resembles a European salon, the artists represented here are mostly Mexican. Above the gallery is a wine and t...
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Monumento El Caballito, Morelos s/n, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
This iconic 3 metre high sculpture is Puerto Vallarta's main symbol, but its story is somewhat funny. Called 'El Nino on a Seahorse' when first carved back in 1960, the sculpture was swept out to sea by a storm some years later. The sculptor Rafael Zamarripa obligingly carved an identical statue that was placed on the now famous seawall area. Then ...
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Juarez #222, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Huichol tribe of Native Americans, removed as they are from urban centres and the global life, have managed to keep alive traditions that predate Columbian times in South America. This gallery brings a slice of their artistic traditions to the city. There are eight inch by eight inch yarn drawings; intricate bead art set into a carved bowl; exq...
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Plaza de Armas - Plaza Central Puerto Vallarta, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Just because a traditional Mexican plaza has free wi-fi does not mean that it's any less traditional. In Mexican cities, the central plaza is where the population congregates for public events. This one, surrounded by other attractions like Malecon, Our Lady of Guadalupe church, the Tourism Office and the Arches on the Malecon, takes advantage of t...
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Calle Zaragoza, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
12:01 am - 12:00 am
When they advertise pictures of Vallarta on tourist brochures, showing off its charming appeal and the architecture known as 'Vallarta Style', you're probably looking at pictures of the Gringo Gulch. 'Gringo' is what Mexicans call American or Canadian immigrants living and working in Mexico. In the 1950s and 60s most foreign North Americans would s...
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Olas Altas 433, Olas Altas, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
09:00 am - 11:00 pm
Far away from tourist eyes, usually in the countryside, there are many families whose only marketable skill is that of an artisan. These people from all over the country's many regions - Jalisco, Chiapas, Michoacan, Oaxaca - use museum shops like these to showcase their works. All items here, simple or exquisite, are handcrafted. The curators have ...
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Benito Juárez 275, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Sergio is one of Mexico's leading sculptors still alive and has exhibition galleries in several major cities. Most of his work is done in bronze, ceramic and paper mache, and most of them are life-size. In addition to sculptures, the jewellery and furniture works at this gallery also generate a lot of interest. Sergio paints, but only for his own p...