Mercado Modelo
Mercado Modelo
3.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles179 reviews
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Found souvenirs and trinkets for great price. Loved the art work specially the paintings. They have such great artists.
Written 13 August 2023
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Kenneth Bo Jørgensen
Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Mercado itself is just an oversized souvenir-job but the markets around it are very colorful and worth having a stroll in. But I wonder how people find it. I found it by accident - a lucky one. If you are on El Conde, take a left at Santolome, and you will find it sooner or later.
Written 21 December 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Mercado Modelo is a classic Latin American marketplace with many stalls selling everything - clothes, fake brands, fake cigars, souvenirs, paintings,...you name it, it's there.
Sellers are not that pushy, but rather mostly friendly, ready to chat and joke. Haggling is a must.
Written 31 January 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The actual market dates from 1942 and used to be quite popular among the inhabitants of Santo Domingo, as the biggest shopping area in the Northern part of its "Ciudad Colonial". Today, it is basically a tourist market, with dozens of small shops selling pretty much the same things - woodcarvings, naif paintings, amber jewelry, typical masks, cigars and objects related to the afro-american religions (the "Santería"), including images, amulets, "secret" herbs for healing teas and "love potions" - all the trinkets one could ever imagine! On its outside, stalls sell fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and also cater for locals shoppers. Haggling hard is a must and reasonable offers are usually accepted by shopkeepers. As its neighborhood currently looks fairly rundown, "uber" taxis are recommended at all times. Enjoy!
Written 24 September 2020
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Jamie L
Boston, MA6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
this is a little off the beaten path. we walked here from the downtown area. Nobody else was here, just us. The vendors all called us to their booths, they all basically sell the same stuff. Lots of jewelry, knick knacks, clothes, gift wares, key chains, spices, shot glasses. etc. . I don't know how they all stay in business, is it ever crowded? you can negotiate prices, same as out in the other markets. it was good to see a real neighborhood, real local people, what Santo Domingo looks like. go during daylight hours.
Written 15 March 2020
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Luis C
Puerto Rico172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
this place is like a flea market and you will find everything from thst country, hand made ,shirts and all kinds of things .
Written 4 November 2019
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Going back 40 some years ago I found this to be an exciting place to visit . Many more products , much more indicative of life in Santo Domingo in the "good old days" .
Written 24 April 2019
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Olga V
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Visited almost every month ! Any Visitor is taken there by me as to immerse them in our culture as we talk and walk showing them about the LADIES THAT SELLS HERBS (we make sooo many different teas to cure illnesses !) and here is where the Specialists are !; about our religion, beliefs (SANTERIA = Saints of the Catholic Church which were taken to another level !) and their ´Waters to Bring forth Luck´; our Vegetables (fresh every morning at 6:00 a.m.) and a walk though AVENIDA DUARTE and CHINA TOWN.
Written 1 March 2019
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Carmen J
New York City, NY231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Immerse yourself in a traditional open market showcasing unique souvenirs and paintings. Equally, the vendors are extremely friendly and accommodating. You won't be disappointed!!
Written 17 July 2018
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rosaramirez75
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
This is where you find the Dominican Republic all in one location. From food, treats, liquor, souvenirs, knick-knacks, clothing, unique furniture, and paintings... this is the place to visit. Be aware though, prices are not consistent and you must haggle. Other than that it is definitely a place you want to visit if only for the selfies.
Written 23 June 2018
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