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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Magnificent market

So glad we made the effort to go to this market to buy souvenirs as it was fantastic. So colourful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodend, Australia
Best craft market in Mexico City Center

The artists of this interesting Market invite you to know the expression of their hands through... read more

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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 1 week ago

So glad we made the effort to go to this market to buy souvenirs as it was fantastic. So colourful and bright we were able to buy lots of souvenirs and presents for our family back in Australia. After Mexico City we travelled to Merida,...More

Thank SuziiQ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artists of this interesting Market invite you to know the expression of their hands through the crafts they sell. This is the place where someone can find the best handcrafts from all over Mexico. It is located in the heart Mexico City and you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent collection of arts and crafts offered in one area. The selection is fantastic and the prices are competitive and worth shopping around and haggling a little bit. Allow at least 2-3 hours to look through it well, get cash (cards are sometimes accepted) and...More

Thank Karm62
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the Ciudadela. We were there latish on a Monday, so there weren't many people. We stopped at a booth where an older woman was crafting animals out of glass over a burner. Her son said his family had been...More

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This large mercado is a great place to look for artesian goods if you don't have the time to venture out to where the artesanias make their goods. Large variety of souvenirs to choose from and you can try out your bargaining skills. It is...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Nice place to go if you need to buy souvenirs. Wish it had more homemade things...but overall if was a decent inside market.

Thank 1951merc
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time here last week shopping for gifts for family and friends, as well as for ourselves. My exchange student Mexican sister (40 years ago!) was our guide and she believes it is currently the best place for souvenirs...More

Thank Joanie212
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Lane after lane of colourful artefacts,jewellery,ceramics,shawls,souvenirs. It's a paradise for Avid shoppers like me. If you are doing only one market ,then let it be this one. It is about 15 min walking from centro. On the way back you will need a taxi to...More

1  Thank Baarish
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is a huge, beautiful market! Great for shopping or just to stroll around. There is also a restaurant. I visited twice and it was never too crowded. Some prices seemed a little steep, but I also found some good deals. None of the venders...More

Thank jenn3284
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Surprising high prices. Extensive selection but repetitive booths. A couple of good restaurants. If you haven't found a spot to pick up Mexican gifts -- you can find everything here. Large selection of very nice shirts, blouses, and table cloths and runners. Beautiful colors and...More

Thank bcastroman
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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16 August 2017|
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Response from Heminway | Reviewed this property |
This market may be among your best bets (there were many broiler ed items there when I was there), but I would ask folks when you get there. There also are government-sponsored markets and boutiques that may carry them. Good... More
16 August 2017|
Response from Darasl | Reviewed this property |
No sorry but ask the locals
Frank W
20 June 2017|
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Response from Darasl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know- I brought all my items with me