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Dulceria de Celaya

Cinco de Mayo No. 39 Col. Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico (Centro)
0052 55 5521 1787
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Ranked #6 of 41 shopping in Mexico City
Type: Specialty Shops, Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: Typical Mexican candystore full of traditions and romanticism founded on 1874.
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San Juan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This artisanal candy store has been there for 114 years. Starting with the storefront showcasing all the homemade candies (don't expect brightly colored wrapped chocolates here) and ending with a small, but very quaint interior (the ceiling and the side painted panels are incredible) - the entire experience is worth the visit if you are in the Zócalo area. If... More

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This shop has been here since the 1800s. We happened on it by chance and it was a lovely experience. There was also an organ grinder playing outside and that also added to the atmosphere. We bought an assortment of traditional Mexican candies. They were all delicious. If you are in the Zocalo area make sure you stop by this... More

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Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I came here to buy some presents for friends back in the US. The service was very friendly, and the store manager helped me select the most traditional Mexican candy to bring back. What I've tasted so far has been delicious. It's more pricey than going to the supermarket, but it's also a unique experience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

You have to visit this little Jewel of a store the one on Clinco de Mayo street.The art deco is subliminal and the people serving are lovely and helpful although no english! I bought sweets to take home for my family and we loved them! I chose all the different aleluyas which they have in different mashed nuts like pistachio,almond,... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

In Mexico City, this is the best candy shop I've found so far. However, if you get a chance to go to Puebla, buy candy there instead! It's fresher, cheaper, and some stores let you taste the candy before you buy. Dulceria de Celaya does have really good candy, but it's a little on the expensive side (I spent 240... More

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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

"Creo que me voy a desmayar por el placer..." these were my literal words after spending just a few minutes inside this wonderful little shop. I was not going to let myself faint, though, as it would have prevented me from enjoying with all my senses the deliciously rich exposure of traditional Mexican sweets and desserts. This I regard as... More

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stumbled into this little shop walking towards the Cathedral. The window had wonderful looking pastries but what caught our eye was the sculls and skeletons! we walked inside and half of the store inventory was Dias de las Muertos items. Wonderful decorated skulls, dancing skeletons, dog skeletons, bride and groom skeletons (with the groom grabbing the butt of the... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Downtown Mexico City there is a little candy store, famous for the history involved, beautiful because it's decoration is 19th. century and the candies are exquisite. Not to miss.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you want to get a taste of upper-class Mexico in the age of the Porfiriato, go to this elegant store. If you're lucky enough to be in Mexico City around Day of the Dead, you'll see a wonderful window display here. Try a variety of the treats. They are a little more expensive than you might find elsewhere, but... More

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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I went out of my way to find this shop. Someone from Guanajuato had told me the cajeta from Celaya was the best in all of Guanajuato and Guanajuato is known for its cajeta. The Dulceria de Celaya doesn't have cajeta from Celaya! It has the same packaged stuff I can buy in lots of places in the States and... More

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