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Mercado de Artesanias

J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Zaardvark is only partly right

I live in Oaxaca and buy lots of things for myself, friends, etc., and one of my main sources is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
agavebeat
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Oaxaca, Mexico
Don’t bother

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Zzardvark
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“rugs” (4 reviews)
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J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Oaxaca and buy lots of things for myself, friends, etc., and one of my main sources is the Mercado de Artesania. Though one does have to be careful (sadly, it is true that many things supposedly handmade in Oaxaca are now being...More

Thank agavebeat
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the kind of tourist junk that is often made in China, bargain your heart out and think you had an authentic experience. However, if you want actual...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded and more pleasant that 23erd of November. If you are looking for Oaxacan textiles, you will find a nice selection of mid-range choices. There are several...More

Thank captvic4
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

I really enjoyed this market. We didn't know about it when we first arrived, it was only in our last few days of our trip that we found it as it's not by the main market. We had to ask directions a few times. The...More

3  Thank ringinthenewyear
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Its a good market, but you can find more options at Mercado Juarez that is really close. Excellent choice to find cheap products

Thank Alejandra M
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this market as its a collective and all the items are made locally. They don't pressure you and it's not too busy so you can actually browse.

Thank Rynnyr
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Most of the other sites in town with the word "artisan" in the name are really just tourist trap sort of stores. This place, however, is different. It's a bit south of the heart of Oaxaca in a grittier, off the beaten path area. It's...More

3  Thank alsawo
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Half the fun of this market is chatting up the salespeople. There are lots of repetitions among the stalls, but you can find small hand-painted bowls for $2. I bought a colorful woven notebook cover with spiral notebook included for $9 that is a conversation...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Not being in the market for any of the products being sold, i breezed through the Artesannes fairly quickly. If you're in the market for this type of souvenir, this is your place.

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Excellent variety of handicrafts - some nicer than others. Take your time (don't rush through the market) go from stall to stall and chat with the stall owners. You can bargain but not too much as some artisans take offense. Great selection of embroidered blouses...More

1  Thank MG821
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