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Mercado de Artesanias

Plaza Lanaton, San Miguel de Allende 37700 , Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: This small market is located on a narrow side street.
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Go around San Miguel and window shop. Note what you like and how much they cost. Then, go to the Mercado de Artesanias and buy them there. This beautiful table runner I saw in some store was selling for 1,050 pesos and the woman wouldn't give me a discount. I didn't buy it which was good because I saw it... More

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were on the search for traditional crafts throughout our visit and this market was where we made most of our purchases. We found some great cowboy boots with armadillo for $50US, leather sandels, beaded Huichol bowls, leather belts, and wool ponchos. Also available in the market - traditional pottery, metal work and the usual array of small souveniers. It... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The architecture was amazing. The locals were very friendly. Arts and crafts were everywhere. It was an amazing trip for my husband and me.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

San Miguel de Allende has many galleries and small boutiques where prices tend to be high. The craft market is probably the best place to see a wide selection of items at reasonable prices. It is a bit of a walk from the jardin area, but it is worth visiting. Many items are not made in San Miguel de Allende,but... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Mercado de Artesanias in San Miguel has a great variety of locally produced material in small shops, mostly family run, it seems. Lots of jewelry, clothing and Mexican art in what must be 100+ shops. The prices are favorable when you do a little bargaining which is expected. A must-see for first time visitors to SMA.

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Oakland, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Entering off Mesones behind the church on the street with many meat stores you start from the east at the mercado. Then, a little to the north you start in the upstairs of the Mercado de Artesanias, go down the stairs and keep walking down hill (west). Loads of similar items to what you will find in town, but slightly... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

*lots of stalls with arts and crafts from all over Mexico *be sure to bargain with them *banos at the top of the stairs for 5 pesos *check out the vinyl colorful bag maker on the side of the mercado on calle loreto.... easy and fun gifts to put in suitcase *at the top of the stairs is Mercado Ignacio... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is the very best selection of art and crafts in San Miguel. Better quality and prices than the shops on the square. I bought jewelry and belts, and wished I could have bought art and rugs. Beautiful things!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We first visited in Aug/09 and again this Aug. Two years ago, we were a bit put off by some shop keepers quoting prices in US Dollars and inflated prices geared towards the "Gringos" and yes we are such! That said, it is an entertaining experience even though one might not purchase anything. Recommend starting at the top and working... More

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Whenever I come back to San Miguel de Allende, I go to the main market in el centro. After I've walked through the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and everything imaginable, I go to the outer part of the market and wander slowing down the many steps and shop at the Mercado de Artesanians. There is much the same there but always... More

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