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Address: Ave Mella & Jose Marti calle, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Great place

you will be super surprise at the typical dominican products you can find here. Dont leave without the dominican Dulces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Flor L
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

you will be super surprise at the typical dominican products you can find here. Dont leave without the dominican Dulces.

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Thank Flor L
Dayton, Ohio
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164 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you read this, utilize your time somewhere else. My wife and I found this to be merely a tourist junk shop.

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Thank Nacho52
Burlington, Vermont
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This isn't a market....its a stall of imported garbage. There is nowhere to eat. Every employee of the stalls wants to be your amigo, and the trash they sell...is just that. Out of date cigars, overpriced colorized amber, and "made in china" stuff marked "Dominican"

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Thank worldbasics
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to buy souvenirs. And all things made in Dominican Republic. It's clean. Organize. No parking. I recommend a guided visit.

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1 Thank rochi g
Hollywood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, specially by the gift shop Rafael Antonio casilla #23 809-608-9468 Good prices and very safe and friendly I recommend for you to Call him before you go Tell him what you're looking for and he would have it ready for you specially the Wood Dominos, he can engrave it for you. I was very pleased!!!

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Thank MarilynMella
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The prices are great, you can get good deals if you negotiate, otherwise, you'll be paying three or four times the actual amount. There's variety in national products like cigars, alcohol, fabric, Amber and Larimar. There's only one thing.. the assistants really harass you, they will ask and follow you everywhere for you to buy something. They can be really... More 

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2 Thank Yoli C
Bucharest, Romania
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Mercado Modelo is the place to be if you want an all-in-one place for shopping. It is the km 0 of souvenir shopping in Santo Domingo, the place to bargain, the place to find a gift for everybody and going there will save you lots of time. You'll find jewels, paintings, T-shirts, bags, flags, local art... just about anything. It... More 

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Thank tripspotting
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This market lacked the verve that I was hoping to find. My expectations were built on market experiences in East Africa and medina visits in North Africa. I was there during off tourist season and thought the vendors were a little aggressive. Prices are what you expect- don't pay more than double what things are marked. Dominican vanilla did seem... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Mercado Modelo is at the edge of the Zonal Colonial. I hate being harassed. I love to shop but I felt haggled by all the shopkeepers to go in their stores and so I left after 5 minutes. I would have loved to be able to just walk around. Also, the store I did go in tried to sell me... More 

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Thank BlkFoodie
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Mercado Modelo is an excellent place to buy souvenirs, you can find a huge variety of things. The prices are really good, you just need to bargain a little. Many shoppes have their own craft makers, so you can order some things to be made as you like. The Market is not pretty, its a market. But you will... More 

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