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Mercado Artesanal Tradicional

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Address: Avenida Gral San Martin 2555, Salta A4404AJD, Argentina
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+54 9 3876 05-2281
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US$30.68*
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Salta City Sightseeing Tour
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US$22.00*
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Salta City Half Day Tour

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perfect place for small souvenirs

Visited 10/8/14 Well worth the 20pesos taxi fare to get there, you can easily spend the whole morning browsing. Excellent alpaca scarves, silver jewellery and wooden masks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2014
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Venice, Italy
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

1 block of traditional artesanales. You can buy your souvenirs here. Anything from refrigerator magnet to traditional poncho. You can spend here 1 hr max.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were looking for some artisan goods such as ponchos, rugs and pottery so went to the artisan market. The selection was ok, a bit strange there were no rugs in the entire market and it is one of the most typical artisan goods from NW Argentina. Prices were significantly higher than in other shops or in the small towns.

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Thank BuenosAiresFoodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It is one of the best places to shop for regional handcrafts and artisanal products made by local artisans and artists. There is a great variety of products including mate, bombillas, frames made of wood and alpaca (metal), also clothing such as scarfs, pashminas, sweaters made of guanaco and alpaca (cloth). You will also find all sorts of souvenirs. As... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

On one side of the street is the true artesanal shops with nice, handmade products. Across the street is a cluster of stands offering Andean style products such as ponchos, hats, musical instruments, etc. Depending on what you are looking for, it could be worth your while.

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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Visited 10/8/14 Well worth the 20pesos taxi fare to get there, you can easily spend the whole morning browsing. Excellent alpaca scarves, silver jewellery and wooden masks - prices are very modest. When you finished cross the road to find a small modern shop with knitted owls! loved it

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The USD4 taxi ride to the market from the central area is worth it if you're looking to buy larger-ticket items. If you're only looking for cheap trinkets and other souvenirs, head to the souvenir shops in the town center instead. There were only 4 to 5 shops in the market and most of the nicer items on offer were... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Nice shops full of all manner of crafts. Really friendly and courteous vendors. Good value, fun. Alpaca sweaters, ceramics, mate cups and jewelry.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It is about a 25 peso taxi-ride from the center of town to the mercado. Don't waste your time with the vendors across the street - they have the same old stuff from Peru, Bolivia and Guatemala you see everywhere. Go right to the Mercado Artesanal (white building with the arches). And don't miss the Artists Cooperative store which is... More 

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LA PLATA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Located in a XIX mansión. There is a large selection to choose from. Perharps you should go there after checking prices at down town shops. I bought many things at reasonable prices

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Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We took a cab there twice and found the prices very reasonable and certainly far less expensive than comparable items in Buenos Aires. Cabs are dirt cheap, hence will not cost you more than a few dollars each way. All sorts of handicrafts can be found, from alpaca metal,to leather goods, clothing, sweets and furnishings. Across the road is a... More 

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