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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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For a great selection of Mexican crafts, visit the Ciudadela, four blocks south of the Alameda Park on Balderas Avenue just south of Paseo de la Reforma. It's a semi-covered market that covers 16,000 square meters with more than 200 stalls. It's worth quite a chunk of time if you want the full tour. There are some great comedores (food stalls) if you need a pick-me-up snack or beverage.
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Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take the metro to Balderas, walk a short distance on Balderas and reach the low yellow building housing the market. Inside there is a good selection of handicraft from all over Mexico, the walways are quite spacious and uncluttered, salesstaff kind and not overbearing! Count...More

Thank Hampm57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned about two hours to do some souvenir shopping here. Ended up exceeding that and then going back the next day, there were so many interesting crafts, textiles, and other locally made objects. Be sure to check out surrounding spots including the Library and the...More

Thank Neal M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there at 10:00am, unfortunately, many shops had not opened yet. So I recommend to get there after 11:00am or so. I am sure you can buy nice souvenir here :)

Thank 408yukaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This market is splendid; the size if perfect; the stalls are varied and exciting, and strangely it all seems to come together to present a glorious picture of market life in the city. We loved exploring the indoors as well as the outdoor areas, and...More

Thank Harold F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun place to explore! Lots of vendors, not too aggressive. There were many similar items for sale but there were also some unique stalls. We also walked a short distance to the Mercado San Juan to see all of the exotic foods for sale...More

Thank tcarmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't our favorite market of our trip to Mexico City but it was worth doing. The big positive was that they didn't pressure you to buy. Lots and lots of options, tons of shops, can easily see everything in 60-90 minutes.

1  Thank mclanea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been visiting Maria Bonita for over 20 years. The clothes are beautiful and well made, and the prices are very fair.

1  Thank cheribokern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can't quite hit all of the states of México, this market is the perfect place to get a taste from craft cultures all around the country. (The black clay, alebrijes and embroidery from Oaxaca are my favorites.) Give yourself some time as there...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a place just like this, where I could buy small handmade items and textiles for a few folks at home. I enjoyed making decisions, bargaining in my weak Spanish, and buying a few things. I also had been to a government...More

Thank Heminway
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is the crafts market we were recommended. It is an open air market. If you want to buy handicrafts, this is the place to go. There is a restaurant there, but all I bought was a coke. Buying stuff is not my thing, but...More

Thank perezjale
This beautiful park was once the playground for the
wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now
the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend
a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for
souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a
bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander
around admiring the charming gardens and the
sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may
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Frank W
21 June 2017|
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Response from Carmen S | Reviewed this property |
I did not need this type of service so did not ask but another person answered this way which seems reasonable: "The merchants are independent and many ship to the USA"
4 April 2017|
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Response from Roberto M | Reviewed this property |
Many handcrafts shops accept credit card.
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