“I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.” – William Hazlitt
Representing 40 years of vigilance fueled by an unabashed love affair with southern Europe, Mediterrania in downtown Santa Fe is one of the largest importers of accessories, reproductions, period pieces and textiles from Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and Peru and the finest hand-painted Talavera pottery produced in all of Mexico.
Here, you have the opportunity to purchase authentic European antiques at price points similar to those of reproduction furniture. Since Mediterrania is the only U.S. antiques dealer that maintains its own restoration and cabinetry shop in Spain, no other company in America has this kind of a direct conduit to southern Europe. Indeed, exploring the Mediterrania showroom makes you feel like you’ve been somewhere. Having access to more antiques than most people have in a lifetime, all of Mediterrania’s collection was found unrestored in Spain, Portugal, France or Italy. They were then cleaned and carefully refurbished at their facility in Catalonia, Spain. Owners Marc Galante and Elayne Gallegos also maintain a small factory in Peru for their line of Colonial recreations. The craftsmanship is obvious and exquisite, and Marc is happy to talk about his inventory. Indisputably, he is the expert. He maintains a series of YouTube videos discussing the craft, art, and history of his register of collectibles. In business since 1994, Mediterranea is absolute reputation and unambiguous provenance.
222 Galisteo Street (between Water & Alameda St.)
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel : (505) 989-7948
Fax: (505) 989-8003
Open: Mon-Sat: 9:30am to 6pm Sun: 10am to 5pm