A.M. (a Queretaro Newspaper)
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Section B, page 1
“The Patios of Queretaro: Walking Along 5 de Mayo”
by Veronica Llaca (translated by Christopher Garman)
…Walking along those streets where once had been sent the Quinto Real
to the Spanish Crown, one quickly finds a patio filled with treasures
from around Mexico. Furniture and handcrafts from Michoacan, Jalisco,
Oaxaca, Chiapas, and even from Guatemala and Peru.
The patio is what first calls your attention: doors open, small and
beautiful. Walking along the sidewalk beside many closed doors, all of
a sudden one of them, open, offers wonders in a collection that
shouldn’t differ from the collections sent to Spain, surprising
those that received them.
Renata Elizondo and Christopher Garman are the owners of a place that,
besides selling furniture and handcrafts, is a gallery. There is no
better frame for art than one of our houses of the historic center.
Along the street 5 de Mayo, at number 78, one finds this place called “Quinto Real” which is well worth a visit….
Quinto Real - Arte y Mueble
Reforma 80, Corner of Rio de la Loza,
Historic Center, Querétaro, México
Tel./Fax (442) 212 86 01