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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Address: Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Phone Number:
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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Good market for souvenirs

We went here looking for skulls and catarinas. There is a very large selection of skulls, a lot of the little shops here have them in many colours, sizes and designs. Make sure to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here looking for skulls and catarinas. There is a very large selection of skulls, a lot of the little shops here have them in many colours, sizes and designs. Make sure to go right to the back of the market, that's where we ended up finding the nicest ones. It's quiet on Sundays as not all the shops/stalls... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a tonne of time to spend in the market but we found some interesting stuff... not much difference aisle to aisle but found some really nice leather bags and delicious aguas fresca.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I thought it would be like the mercado in Guadalajara, no such luck, lots of beautiful art, actually more paintings than anything else, a little hard to put in your suitcase. Not nearly as large as I would have expected. I was disappointed because I really wanted to buy something, nothing jumped out at me. We did see the... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place has everything in mass quantity. You should be able to find everything that you are looking for in terms of handicrafts.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The mercado is worth a visit for people who love handicrafts. Everything can be found: hats, ponchos, bags, cloths, souvenirs. The restaurant in the center offers delicious food at very good prices. Best guacamole !!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were given a recommendation to go here from a friend who had been living in Mexico City for 5 years now and we were not disappointed. Having visited such markets in other major cities around the glove this market is no different. A large indoor/outdoor area fillet with vendors selling Mexican fold art and souvenirs. In addition you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is THE one stop shop for gifts. I recommend doing a quick walk through the market to see what everyone has to offer first (and ask for prices!) because many stalls will offer the same thing. The people near the entrances especially will try to charge you more. Don't feel pressured to buy anything right away and definitely don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Quite big and nice market, but all the shops have more or less the same. Nice black colored clay stone and wood articles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Really liked this market for souvenirs. Lots to choose from and good quality. We had a meal in the centre of the market too which was good quality and cheap. There isn't much haggling to be done here but worth trying a little.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the go to place in Mexico City for artisan craftworks. Textiles, wood and other mediums. Good place to get all your gifts in one place. Open late compared to other markets.Local sellers so you can haggle as anywhere in Mexico.

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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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