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Pictures of Porcelain Lladro Figurines ~ Vacation Souvenirs from Spain

Updated on October 13, 2016

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine brought home from Spain
Lladro figurine brought home from Spain | Source

Lladro porcelains

Generally speaking when on vacation our favorite souvenirs are just pictures, but we made an exception when visiting Spain in 1992 and came back with six Lladro figurines.

My husband and I were taking tours of both Barcelona and also some on the Island of Mallorca where we were staying.

Our main focus was getting to enjoy not only the opening ceremonies but also some of the Summer Olympic events in Barcelona, but these side-line tours gave us more of a perspective of what these parts of Spain had to offer tourists.

When one of the tours stopped at a Lladro retail establishment, we fell in love with these distinctive figurines and the prices were much better than had we purchased the same pieces in the United States.

So, like most of the others on the tour group with us, we transported a number of these collectible porcelains back to the hotel where we were staying and then by airplane home to Houston.


Lladro porcelain

Lladro porcelain
Lladro porcelain | Source

Lladro collectibles

Lladro collectibles have been successfully marketed worldwide and are admired for their unique and distinctive styling and glazes.

This glazing process is a tightly held company secret and while there are other fine porcelain makers, none of them produce anything that has the same appearance as do these endearing figures.

Three brothers started this enterprise...Juan, José and Vincente Lladro in 1953.

Originally in a small village near Valencia, Spain, it was moved a few years later as they continually needed more space and employees to Tavernes Blanques in 1958.

Now thousands of people are in their employ producing these charming porcelain figurines.

Lladro Factory

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine with dog
Lladro figurine with dog | Source

Lladro angels


Had we wished to buy angels in almost any form, there was a huge selection.

From cute little cherubs to large angels with fabulous wingspans and numerous postures, the choices were many.

Entire nativity scenes with accompanying angels could have been ours for the right price!

Lladro figurine

Lladro figurine with kittens and a cat
Lladro figurine with kittens and a cat | Source

Lladro figures

There were so many choices of Lladro figures from which to choose and as you can probably tell by the majority of my photos, my husband and I were primarily drawn to the ones with animals except for one exception.

We were purchasing the Lladro figurines for not only ourselves but as gifts for both of our mothers as well.

Since our mothers are now deceased, we have all of them back in our possession.

Unlike other objects that we have acquired through the years and then decided to discard because of new décor or some other reason, these Lladro porcelains still very much please us.

"Summer Serenade"...pretty music video inspired by this graceful Lladro figurine.

Lladro porcelains

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Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and birdAnother view...
Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and bird
Lladro porcelain with boy, dog and bird | Source
Another view...
Another view... | Source

Lladro collection

While our Lladro collection is not that large, each piece we chose as vacation souvenirs from Spain had special meaning for us.

Hope that you enjoyed these pictures of our Lladro figurines and it is nice knowing that there is an almost unlimited choice of subject matter and pricing to please the most discerning of persons on anyone's gift list.

We had fun learning a bit more about the history and process of making these fine collectible porcelains and hope that you did also.

Nao Lladro porcelain

Nao Lladro porcelain
Nao Lladro porcelain | Source

If you only watch one video, make it this one! Takes one from the 1950s to the 1990s and how Llado porcelains have evolved.

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Where Lladro Porcelain Figurines are made.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      An upcoming 50th wedding anniversary! How wonderful! Congratulations! You have 8 years on us. Share this hub with those who might be purchasing gifts for you with a "Hint!" notice. Ha! Who knows...you may soon own a Lladro porcelain! Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      The Lladro figurines we collected while in Spain were a bargain compared to purchasing them over here in the U.S. So...you collect Hummels. Those are also wonderful. You could do a hub about them! :)) Thanks for your comment, vote and the share.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I don't have any but they are so beautiful. I wouldn't mind getting one. Hey, our 50th is coming up maybe I will pass the word. Voted up and shared.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I have always admired the Lladro figurines, but I can't afford to collect them along with the Hummels that I dearly love and collect. I sure hope you have some good insurance on these beautiful pieces!

      I enjoyed watching the video of how the Lladros are made.

      I voted this Hub UP, and will share your beautiful Lladros.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi oceansnsunsets,

      Your parents receiving a Lladro figurine as a wedding gift from your grandmother was really nice. They are beautiful as you can attest and often grow in value verses many gifts that decrease in value over time. So this type of art is wonderful to receive as a gift. Thank you for your comment. We certainly enjoy our souvenirs!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Peggy, my family loves Lladro. When my parents got married (remarried when I was a teen), they got a lladro porcelain piece as a gift from my grandmother. It is so amazingly beautiful. We love Lladro, and what a wonderful souvenir indeed. Thanks for sharing more about Lladro, it is such beautiful art!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Sally's Trove,

      It is always nice to learn a little background information about things like these Lladro figurines. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and learning about them. Thanks for the comment.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Peggy, thanks for putting this Hub together and including all the super background information. I don't collect these, but I have many friends who do. Lladro pieces are always kept in a place of honor in their homes, always on display to enjoy. Up and awesome!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Thanks for reading and looking at the pictures and videos of Lladro figurines that were our vacation souvenirs from Spain. They make some amazing porcelains!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DeBorrah K. Ogans,

      I agree with you that Lladro figurines are exquisitely detailed and offer quality as well as beauty. Thanks for your comment and visit to this hub.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You have beautiful figures and these all really wonderful souvenir from Spain. I really enjoy reading this hub. Including all pictures and video. Good work, Peggy. Vote up !

      Love and peace,

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Peggy W, Nice presentation! The figurines are marvelous. There is an unmistakable exquisite detailed quality that LLadro porcelain represents! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Yes, Billy. Not to forget Amazon! Some great deals there also!

      Spain is definitely having some financial problems and if the U.S. Congress and President don't get their act together and address our debt problems...we will soon follow in Spain's footsteps as well as other countries that have overspent without regard to the bottom line.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Peggy probably some good deals on Lladro on eBay, Craigs List, discount merchants etc - I remember reading somewhere about the problems in Spain and people selling over there and Lladro's name came up.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks brewerjonny,

      You must like Lladro figurines or know someone who does? Thanks for the complimentary comment.

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      brewerjonnyb01@aol.com 6 years ago

      Peggy as always you deliver a fantastic article.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      If we could have carried more...we probably would have purchased more Lladro figurines in Spain. We were just a little concerned about having them shipped. Looking back...that was probably foolish on our part. Most of the people with us did as we did and hand carried them back home. Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello lyjo,

      Sorry to hear that your mom had to get rid of her Lladro figurines for that type of reason. At least she had her priorities in the right place! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi susannah42,

      Obviously if you have collected some Lladro figurines, you must also like them. We like ours today every bit as much as the day we purchased them in Spain. Thanks for your comment.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      You have an excellent Lladro collection and I can see how it gets addictive - nicely done :)

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      When I was a llttle girl, my mom had a collection of Llardo figurines, they are so beautiful, of course I was never allowed to touch them. When my parents divorced, she had to sell them to keep food on the table...I have forgotten all about them till now, thanks for the reminder...they are very special!

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      susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the information. I have a few that I have collected.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hello, hello,

      I would agree with you that the Lladro figurines are most distinguishable from others. I was not as familiar with his vases or now the Christmas ornaments that are also made. Some of the large pieces we saw in Spain were spectacular! Would need an immense display area. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Om Paramagoonya,

      My mother and mother-in-law also really liked the Lladro figurines and enjoyed our gifts (souvenirs) from Spain. Thanks for the comment.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Lladro had a complete different style but yet so uniqoely appealling. Thank you for a wonderful hub.

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      These are lovely! My mom really likes this kind of stuff. I'll try to remember to show this hub to her. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Tony,

      Thanks for the comment. These Lladro figurines will always remind us of our vacation trip to Spain. :-)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello AskAshlie3433,

      From the 10 days that we spent in Spain, it is a wonderful country in which to vacation. My husband actually won the trip and we tacked on a few extra days in Madrid on our own before joining the rest of the people also on the trip. It was a fantastic experience, especially getting to see the opening ceremonies and other events during the summer Olympics in Barcelona.

      These Lladro figurines are a nice remembrance of that time. Hope you do get to Spain someday! Thanks for the comment.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      These are truly lovely! Thanks so much for sharing these pictures of your collection and the history behind the pieces. Interesting and entertaining.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      AskAshlie3433 6 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      Those are some really nice pieces. I have always wanted to go to Spain. I doubt I ever get there. Cool hub

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Truckstop Sally,

      Nice that your daughter inherited some Lladro figurines and Hummel plates. She might be surprised by the value she has! Thanks for reading and commenting on this hub about our vacation souvenirs acquired in Spain.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Pamela,

      We have purchased some other forms of art while on vacation (other exceptions to just the pictures norm) but as you mentioned, when looking at these Lladro figurines we will always remember our vacation to Spain. Thanks for the comment.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Beautiful craftsmenship and memories! My daughter inherited some of these and years and years of Hummel plates. She needs to research the value of them.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Peggy, The Lladro's figurines are exquisite and I can see why you were attracted to them. I imagine you never get tired of looking at them and what a wonderful keepsake from from your trip to Spain.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      I wonder if the Lladro brothers ever thought that their wonderful Lladro figurines would be sold not only in Spain but all around the world when they began that enterprise? It is a business dream come true! Thanks for your comment on the pictures of our souvenirs from our vacation many years ago.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CASE1WORKER,

      No surprise as to what type of Lladro figurine you would prefer. Can you tell that we like dogs and cats? Haha! Lladro makes something to please almost everybody whether buying souvenirs while on vacation or merely purchasing these beautiful porcelains online or in retail stores. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Peggy,

      This is a beautiful and interesting hub of Lladro's figurines from Spain. You have a great collection of figurines. I love your videos and expressions of Lladro's beautiful art.

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      CASE1WORKER 6 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      they are lovely I bought a cat (surprise surprise) in the early 90's and my mother has some lovely peices that she bought in the 80's when father was stationed in Gibraltar.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Micky,

      The videos...especially the last 2 of the Lladro figurines with the music were entertaining, the last one being very informative as well. Glad you found these vacation souvenirs of ours from Spain of some interest. Not your usual t-shirt or postcard! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      It would be fun to see them added to that hub! What other treasures are in your daughter's storage facility? (Smile)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Awesomely exquisite! Thank you Peggy. I can always depend on you for exquisite entertainment. God bless!

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      These were not artistic endeavors except in a commercial sense. They were made to mail to customers and mostly would be thrown out after awhile.AI just did some routine assembly.If I ever find the figurines I will add them to my hub about Dad, but I think they are buried in my daughters storage facility.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      Your father was truly artistic from what I have seen. If he was starting to make anything close to what Lladro figurines look like that would have been something! So you did some painting on them and also casting! You are obviously artistic also. He would not have let you do that if he did not think that you would be adding to their beauty.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I can see why you were attracted to these figurines. I believe I would be too. When my fathe died he was just getting into doing some commercial art making figurines for advertising campaigns. I loved working on those--just casting and some painting, nothing really artistic but it was fun.