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La Ciudadela

Address: Calle Baldera 6 and Enrico Martinez, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #6 of 47 Shopping in Mexico City
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: For a great selection of Mexican crafts, visit the Ciudadela, four blocks south of the Alameda Park...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I go every time I am in Mexico city, and sometimes more than once. Items change with the seasons. So interesting to see all the handicrafts!

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I went to this market just to browse. I could have spent a ton. We ended up buying a hammock and some textiles. The market is huge and has hand made items from all over mexico. It's the perfect place to buy souvenirs or just see the diversity of arts and crafts in mexico.

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Harlingen, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great place to buy souvenirs, it's a huge place, you can buy anything and they accept dollars at good exchange rate, I enjoyed it very much.

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Port Moresby
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A good place to go souvenir shopping in Mexico City. Don't forget to do a little haggling if you want to find some good bargains.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a traditional maze of a market with individual stalls selling everything from guitars to jewelry. I've been twice and have never left empty handed. The variety and quality are impressive, but be ready for some haggling!

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Texas, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I got to visit this amazing little market on our vacation to Mexico City and all I can say is WOW! Vendors everywhere, crafts everywhere, shot glasses, some t-shirts, and there's even food! People at this market are all very hard workers and want your business so they will work with you on prices. Also if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The market of La Ciudadela offers a good example of the artcraft of the country Since the tapestry (a), to the Talavera, silver (expensive), crafts in Pewter (mixture of tin, lead and lightweight aluminum) .There also can find Alebrijes and the famous Tree of Life. The price does not vary much from stand to stand. I guess the vendors are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Interesting place to visit, also close to a wonderful artisan market. The rust-coloured building houses the National Library.

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Santiago, Chile
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My Mexican host recommended this place for my souvenir shopping, and it was much cheaper than any of the other places I visited! There's a good variety of items, although they all stay in the souvenir range. One tip: look around before buying an item, as oftentimes the same item will be sold in different shops for different prices.

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Simcoe
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stopped here to pick up some souvenirs for a handfull of people, found alot of the stalls sold the same items, exact same, but there is a good variety of merchandise, cloths, jewlery, glassware, ceramics etc. Found the prices a bit high but if you have to pick up a range of gifts I'd head there.

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