Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia

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Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia

Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia
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Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
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The area
Neighbourhood: Recoleta
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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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
Fantastic original arts and crafts.
Nov 2019
This review will be much the same as the San Telmo market, as you will see many of the same vendors. The main difference here is that you can see what's happening at the awesome Recoleta Cultural Centre. Man, I couldn't believe the variety and quality of the offerings. At least half of the vendors were selling actual hand made artworks and crafts- colourful and unique, many vendors actually making stuff right at their stalls. This is NOT a place for crappy mass produced 'made in China' souvenirs. I only wish I had more room in my luggage so I could support these artisans. The prices are very fair considering much of what's here is original and hand made. In addition, nobody was charging me 'gringo prices', so please refrain from haggling- you'll only ruin it for the people who appreciate it here. There must be hundreds of booths, so take your time. There will be food vendors and maybe live entertainment as well. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday in BA.
Written 21 March 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
Nice to visit on a Saturday afternoon
Feb 2020 • Solo
This flee market’s in Recolecta every Saturday. I went here after visiting the Bellas Artes Museum to avoid the heat. There were so many things on sale, though I thought the one I went to in Cordoba have more creative handcraft products?
Written 15 March 2020
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Adrianne W
Charleston, SC93 contributions
Lots of repetition, but worth a visit
Mar 2020
This place is the best for souvenirs. They have a lot of stalls selling the same things, so go around once before buying to see where the best price can be found. It's cheap, it's in a beautiful park right by the magnificent Recoleta cemetery, and it's now conveniently close to the Facultad de Derecho Línea H subte stop. Things here are definitely touristy and quirky, as most are made by hand, but what's wrong with that? If you're a tourist, get some touristy things with "Buenos Aires" stamped all over it.
Written 9 March 2020
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia552 contributions
OK markets
Jan 2020
Fun to wander around on sunday evening after arriving in city, nice atmosphere. Lots of stuff on offer but surprised not to find any food stalls, was hoping to find dinner there.
Written 15 February 2020
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina296 contributions
Recoleta
Feb 2020
handcrafted and authentic that's what it's all about. You will be even able to use a credit card when paying, surely you'll find something you like. Earrings, bags, carpets, dolls, and much more.
Written 7 February 2020
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Pat S
Clemmons, NC139 contributions
Mostly touristy stuff
Nov 2019 • Couples
We spent a Saturday at this open air market. There are very nice vendors, but this is tourist trade stuff. It’s worth an hour to wander around, not much more.
Written 4 November 2019
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markr2306
Cambridge, UK392 contributions
great market for souvenirs - and a lovely area to wander
Aug 2019
Wherever we go we buy something to remind us - but we had no idea what to buy in Buenos Aires, until we stumbled on this market after visiting the cemetery in recoleta. There were so many unusual things that we left with three different souvenirs. Its a lovely place to wander around - we saw street artists - tango, mime - and bought some lovely churros to eat as we wandered about. Well worth a visit
Written 17 August 2019
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vasile123
New York City, NY712 contributions
Jewelry at good prices
May 2019 • Couples
We did not visit the fair in San telmo so I cannot compare, but I found beautiful design and very good prices for jewelry at one stand (the others had more banal designs, this gentleman's stand was near the top of the hill towards the coffee shop, I don't know if he comes there always). Depending on how much you like this type of fairs, it may be very nice. We were in the neighborhood at the time.
Written 26 May 2019
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cynthiaJAX
Jacksonville, FL102 contributions
Worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood
Oct 2018 • Solo
I stumbled upon the Féria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia in route to the National Museum of Art on a Saturday. It’s not anywhere near as large as the San Telmo Féria, but there were probably 150+ vendors. Lots of leather goods, jewelry and clothing. Nice knitwear for babies, children and women. Several booths with attractive lightweight casual women’s clothing. Some nice handcrafted art - wood, glass, ceramics; a fair amount of cheap junk as well. I spoke with several of the vendors and none were willing to negotiate prices. The pricing did seem higher than at San Telmo. I left with a couple of treasures so it was well worth my time. If you only have time for one and you’re in town on a Sunday, go to San Telmo. Lots of the same or similar merchandise, but I did see some things here that I didn’t see at San Telmo, and vice versa.
Written 6 October 2018
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Augustus V
Weston, FL187 contributions
Artisans Fair
Sep 2017
We visited in 2010 and again in September 2017, and felt that the merchandise was a bit more "touristy/kitchy" than during our first visit. There were a lot of booths (a plus) but not all were "truly artisan crafted." Still had a great time!
Written 24 September 2017
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