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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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A Must-Visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Zollikon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Southampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited this market the last time we were in Mexico City. It is great for souvenirs. The jewelry is reasonably priced and you can find just about anything you want to bring home. Plus it is a fun place to go after sightseeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good price quality value. A lot of items. Good to go during the week and around 11am. Prices are fair. It takes about 2h to make the tour of the market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is perfect for buying local handicrafts. Everything is found under one roof. You can haggle for lower prices. I don't know what time the place opens but it starts winding down at around 7pm. The best way to go there is via Metro. The station is right beside the Ciudadela.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were specifically looking for wool blankets and found a shop with a huge variety of quality wool blankets at a very fair price. There are shops for anything you might want to buy as a souvenir. The market is well organized and clean and the shopkeepers are friendly and not pushy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This market is certainly geared towards tourism but it will have all those gifts you're probably considering buying for your friends back home. It's a large market and there are arty things here but also tourist tat at a competitive price. When I went out was fairly quiet and what I liked was that no-one was trying to pester or... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

There was practically no one shopping here, I don't know what happened. Half the stores were closed and most had the same stuff with a couple exceptions. I did pick up a few things like blouses, leather bag and some art prints. The prices were ok and everyone was very friendly but the place is not like the pics above,... 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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