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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Address: Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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55101828
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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For a great selection of Mexican crafts, visit the Ciudadela, four blocks...

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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Experience Native Crafts

Lots of local artisans sell items here for good prices. Lots of repeats so don't by the first thing you like. I would have liked to see more huipiles (embroidered blouses) of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of local artisans sell items here for good prices. Lots of repeats so don't by the first thing you like. I would have liked to see more huipiles (embroidered blouses) of nice quality. The wooden painted animal sculptures are great (picture).

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This market has leather, beaded chaquira items, baskets, textiles, clothing and insure items for the home. I was looking for raw materials to create my own designs and I definitely did not find that rather artesianal goods that were pretty. I picked up some palm basket bags made in Tlaxcala for the beach, beautiful geometric glass & brass atriums &... More 

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Immokalee
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I had lots of fun shopping for gifts to bring home. This market had many verity of gifts, for adults and children.

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Thank Sonia G
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was every type of craft imaginable here from throughout Mexico, with quality ranging from mediocre to top-notch. There is a park across the street to sit and take a break. The market has an attendant in the parking lot with "puedo ayudarle" on his jacket. He helped us get a taxi. This was a good handicraft market, however the... More 

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Thank bobnancylynch
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This market is full of beautiful hand crafted items. Each stand sells beautiful pieces that its very hard to just buy one item. Be prepared to do a bit of shopping. Aside from the typical magnet and shot class souvenirs, you can find many household items to add to your home decor or kitchen decor. Some stands accept major credit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice, large market with many vendors selling mostly handmade arts and crafts as well as household items such as serving plates, handmade blankets, etc. I liked that the vendors were friendly and not at all pushy. There's a courtyard in the middle to sit or have a bite to eat also. A good way to spend an... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are not interested in buying crafts it is nice to walk around and get a sense of the different types of art and crafts from across the country. You can find many things some at a very low cost. As a tip: the different stalls tend to have similar products, so walking around and asking for prices... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lots to look at. It is in the shade which was nice. People don't bug you too much which is nice. If you know what you want you will be ok. Prices are pretty much the same whichever vendor you go to. We took a taxi here

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Large market area for souvenir type shopping. Hundreds of stalls selling soil at type of stuff. Combine it with a visit to the Rivero museum which is a few minutes walk away

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Cranbrook, Canada
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

From Balderas metro, the market is a short walk north. The metro exits into a park where there are often food stalls. I enjoyed the custard filled pastries. The road towards the markets is filled with various stalls selling similar trinkets as well as books and games. The market itself is a series of covered lanes, two running in a... More 

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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 be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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