by Puji Sherer of YOLO Colorhouse

In Cabo San Lucas, outside the hustle of tourists, smell of carnitas, and long lines of tequila bars, there is a place where the color and craft of Mexico come alive. Across busy highways and down deserted, sandy streets, you will find La Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado – the Glass Factory.

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Walking through the colorful gates of the factory, stained glass murals tell the story of the Mexican tradition of glass blowing. The first hand-blown glass in North America was made in Mexico, the medium brought to the region by the Spaniards in the 1500s.

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Outside, visual delight abounds! Color bounces off dangling glass orbs that adorn the trees along the exterior of the factory. Ahhhh…la belleza está en todas partes!

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Inside, rows of colorful glasses, pitchers, and vases reflect the light of the Baja sun. Recycled glass bottles of all shades – green, white, brown – are melted down and re-formed into unique pieces. Against a backdrop of glowing kilns, artisans work together to create functional objects that bring the beauty of the handmade into the everyday.

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Experience the Color of Cabo – visit La Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado!

The Glass Factory, Vitrofusion y Arte (La Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado)
Lazaro Cardenas S/N
Edificio Posada Local 6-A
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Office: (624) 143-0120
Factory (La Fabrica): (624) 143-0255

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