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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for a place just like this, where I could buy small handmade items and textiles for a few folks at home. I enjoyed making decisions, bargaining in my weak Spanish, and buying a few things. I also had been to a government...More

Thank Heminway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the crafts market we were recommended. It is an open air market. If you want to buy handicrafts, this is the place to go. There is a restaurant there, but all I bought was a coke. Buying stuff is not my thing, but...More

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an alright artisanal market, not the best in the world. There are nice little trinkets to purchase, the vendors were not super friendly or all that interested in bargaining...and I am a Spanish teacher, so I was using Spanish. If you want some...More

Thank Hauna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of local artisans sell items here for good prices. Lots of repeats so don't by the first thing you like. I would have liked to see more huipiles (embroidered blouses) of nice quality. The wooden painted animal sculptures are great (picture).

Thank BiaMello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market has leather, beaded chaquira items, baskets, textiles, clothing and insure items for the home. I was looking for raw materials to create my own designs and I definitely did not find that rather artesianal goods that were pretty. I picked up some palm...More

Thank lululeonard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I had lots of fun shopping for gifts to bring home. This market had many verity of gifts, for adults and children.

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

There was every type of craft imaginable here from throughout Mexico, with quality ranging from mediocre to top-notch. There is a park across the street to sit and take a break. The market has an attendant in the parking lot with "puedo ayudarle" on his...More

Thank bobnancylynch
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This market is full of beautiful hand crafted items. Each stand sells beautiful pieces that its very hard to just buy one item. Be prepared to do a bit of shopping. Aside from the typical magnet and shot class souvenirs, you can find many household...More

2  Thank Kikis_1987
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This was a nice, large market with many vendors selling mostly handmade arts and crafts as well as household items such as serving plates, handmade blankets, etc. I liked that the vendors were friendly and not at all pushy. There's a courtyard in the middle...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Even if you are not interested in buying crafts it is nice to walk around and get a sense of the different types of art and crafts from across the country. You can find many things some at a very low cost. As a tip:...More

Thank Tipperary_Vagabundi
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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Frank W
Can they ship larger items to the USA or other countries?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Carmen S | Reviewed this property |
I did not need this type of service so did not ask but another person answered this way which seems reasonable: "The merchants are independent and many ship to the USA"
do they accept credit card or need to pay by cash?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Roberto M | Reviewed this property |
Many handcrafts shops accept credit card.
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