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Plaza Francia

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Address: Av Hipolito Yrigoyen 1300/1350 | Av Hipolito Yrigoyen y Marques de Sobremonte (San Rafael / Mendoza), Buenos Aires 5600, Argentina
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Weekend artisan fair

Don't miss the artisan booths all over the plaza every Saturday & Sunday beginning at 11AM, but best after noon since all are not ready at 11. Beautiful, unique jewelry, leather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This plaza is central to a number of the city's main attractions and with some excellent restaurants adjacent. Unfortunately the plaza has been allowed to deteriorate; broken and missing pavement sections, damaged seating, water washouts that have not been repaired, cigarette butts everywhere, very few rubbish receptacles. Some tender care and attention from municipal authorities and it would be excellent.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the artisan booths all over the plaza every Saturday & Sunday beginning at 11AM, but best after noon since all are not ready at 11. Beautiful, unique jewelry, leather work, and paintings. Bring water, if you will be there long. There are very few food vendors.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today Saturday was the market for handcraft it is interesting and we bought leather objects with good prices it is a busy nice market

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The market located here at the weekends is interesting with a wide range of handmade goods available of variable quality and price. However on other days this is a plesant space with some shady spots

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice green space across from the Museo National de Bellas Artes. There was a really large artisanal fair with many vendors selling their crafts. As you can imagine, many of the vendors are selling similar items, so walk around before you buy to compare prices.

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Thank Live_your_experience
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent place to walk, on weekends there is a handicrafts fair and there are very nice things, works done by hand, there are free shows that only give a tip that one wants

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Much smaller and more upscale than the San Telmo market. Higher quality and much more originality. Also nice trees for shade if you want a break. About 10 per cent the size of the San Telmo market.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great square to hang out. Artisans selling arts and crafts, some quite nice and traditional Argentinean, others typical touristic. Some really nice coffee places and cervezerias (beer breweries) and great terraces.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you're looking for a gift (for yourself or for someone else) you might just find it here. Artists display and sell their creations... from art to leather to jewelry to knit goods. A wide variety. Afterwards, grab yourself a coffee nearby.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Nice park to sit, relax and people watch. Lots of dog walkers in this area and people exercising, sitting and eating. Great place to collect your thoughts and near the Museo Nacional de Bella Artes.

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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