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If you can't get out to the villages, then come here....

The stalls open mid morning and all the local crafts can be found. If you can't get out to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leianne C
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Oakland, California
Hunt for Souvenirs

This is a good place to find souvenirs. Don’t forget to barter. You must look carefully. There is a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
OBD2142
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Los Angeles, California
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stalls open mid morning and all the local crafts can be found. If you can't get out to the villages themselves (taxis will stay with you and drive you around all day for around US$100)--then come here! The crafts are brightly colored and beautiful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leianne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not in my view a good place for local stuff unless you really are interested in the usual tacky ware that you can also buy on the street. I feel you can do better in some of the more upmarket stores albeit more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

The shops don't start opening up until at least 10:30-11:00am because most people are arriving from Mitla, or neighboring pueblos, but it's well worth the wait. If you appreciate anything done by hand, this is the place to get it. Deals can usually be struck,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Visit Mercado de Artesanias, Mercado Benito Juarez, and Mercado 20 de Noviembre......This will give you the full flavor of the richness of Oaxaca.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a good place to find souvenirs. Don’t forget to barter. You must look carefully. There is a lot of junk, even stuff from China. But there is also treasure. I found a couple of traditional blouses I really like.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank OBD2142
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this artisanal market after shopping in an artisanal street fair, several shops, and along thoroughfares in the city center. I particularly wanted table linens, a wool bag, and a wool vest for my husband, but they had everything you could find in any...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank D3797OSjulieh
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I live in Oaxaca and buy lots of things for myself, friends, etc., and one of my main sources is the Mercado de Artesania. Though one does have to be careful (sadly, it is true that many things supposedly handmade in Oaxaca are now being...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank agavebeat
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the kind of tourist junk that is often made in China, bargain your heart out and think you had an authentic experience. However, if you want actual...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 15 February 2018

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded and more pleasant that 23erd of November. If you are looking for Oaxacan textiles, you will find a nice selection of mid-range choices. There are several...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank captvic4
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I really enjoyed this market. We didn't know about it when we first arrived, it was only in our last few days of our trip that we found it as it's not by the main market. We had to ask directions a few times. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank ringinthenewyear
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