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Address: Plaza Lanaton, San Miguel de Allende 37700 , Mexico
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: This small market is located on a narrow side street.

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Great place to shop

When in SMA you must stop here and shop. You'll find many interesting things from local artist and craftsman. I make a point to go every time we visit San Miguel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When in SMA you must stop here and shop. You'll find many interesting things from local artist and craftsman. I make a point to go every time we visit San Miguel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We picked up a really nice rug from Oaxaca, served by the wife of the weaver. Having been in Oaxaca two years ago, I can testify that the price was not much or any more than it would have been there. We also bought some cushion covers at another stall, probably from Chiappas or Oaxaca but, again, the price was... More 

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Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A lot of the vendors are also the artists. Although there are some items from other countries (eg clothing from India), most of the items are locally produced. Most reflect the artistic heritage of the local indigenous groups that create them. One of the stands even had grasshoppers! At one end of the market is the part for the locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An interesting little handcrafts market ... a nice variety of usually carefully handcrafted goods from the region (I am sure some were brought in from elsewhere). We ended up getting some nice blown glass wine cups ... it was also quite cleanly by Mexican market standards, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

eat tortas on any stand, a lot of them and save some for the road. there's no better place to go for good comfort food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Let's face it: San Miguel is a tourist town, with so many expats who may or may not ever have visited a Mexican market, that this is still worth a visit. Recognize that this is not an open air market, so you lose authenticity right there. The town has installed the artist market (with a few food stands and places... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We liked to taste the typical candies of the region... we loved to see the different artesenias of the region... but found again realatively more expesensive prices than other region of MExico... maybe because it is more touristic?

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The market is quite cozy and while the vast majority of "artifacts" sold are mass-produced and found all over Mexico you might find a handful of fine things. If you're not traveling all over the country and just want some presents you might as well get them here, they are not better or worse in quality or prices than anywhere... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, many of the people are just selling things that are sold all over, but at lower prices. But if you look hard enough, you'll actually run into unique art and maybe even the artists themselves. It's a big place, and you feel like you're actually in a Mexican artisan market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Best thing we did - vast and if you get away without buying something then you won't have appreciated the experience. They have EVERYTHING. Do bargain.

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Additional Information about Mercado de Artesanias

Address: Plaza Lanaton, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  San Miguel de Allende
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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