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Casa De Azucar

4301 Leavell, El Paso, Texas USA

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“Folk art wonderland”

Tucked next to Highway 54, in a modest neighborhood, this self-taught environments rivals most. Mr. Loya, a retired Levi Strauss worker, came home each night from a long day and worked on making good on his promise to his wife to make something beautiful for her.  Inspired by the churches he saw when growing up in Mexico and his love of El Paso, Mr. Loya has done more than his part in making is little part of the world beautiful.  With the generous help of gallery owner Adair Margo, with interpreting, this morning became a “moment”.  Mr. Loyas Rivas crafted his yard and concrete fence by hand, and then painted the surfaces mostly in white, with light blue accents.  The colorful shrines pop along the fence.  Confection-like spires are so uniform and well crafted that one almost thinks that they were manufactured in some way other than with the skillful hands of Rufino Loya Rivas. 

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July 25, 2018
Rated 5.0

So beautiful. The amount of craftsmanship and heart that went into the house is obvious in every flower, statue and gate. A must see.

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January 01, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great leg stretch. Really neat photo op. Owner is super friendly.

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April 07, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great place in El Paso!

Had a chance to meet the creator of the wonderful work of art. He told us that he and his wife built it with their bare hands, cement and sand.

Nothing like it for miles around.

Very humble man. I enjoyed it. He takes donations for the upkeep.

Take a minute to admire a work of art.

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Casa De Azucar

4301 Leavell
El Paso, Texas

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