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Mercado de Artesanias

Address: Plaza Lanaton, San Miguel de Allende 37700 , Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This small market is located on a narrow side street.
Attraction details
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This small market is located on a narrow side street.
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Lund, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is full of mass produced "Mexican" products. Nobody in this place in an Artisan! If you want to get a bunch of cheap goodies to take home as presents then this is the place. They are selling a lot of the same stuff that is really marked up in stores around the Zocalo. However, if you want better... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
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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373 reviews 373 reviews
172 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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