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Address: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone Number: 210-207-8600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Market Square, known as El Mercado by locals, is a great place to shop...

Market Square, known as El Mercado by locals, is a great place to shop where the locals do. You can find anything from clothing to art and furniture, all with a Mexican flare, in downtown San Antonio.

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Lots of color! Lots of fun if you like to shop for souvenirs. Prices are reasonable and varied. We will go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Texan2016
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of color! Lots of fun if you like to shop for souvenirs. Prices are reasonable and varied. We will go back again.

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Thank Texan2016
Chula Vista, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bakery is great, large market area has many booths to choose from. Large selection of items from Mexico

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Thank cbm91910
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to go for some fun and shopping. Great gifts and souvenirs. One of my favorite places to go in San Antonio. There are great places there to grab a bite to eat also.

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Thank Bethntoddb
Waco, Texas
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to shop, can find cute clothes, trinkets, souvenirs. Closes at 6:00 - too early for me! Could have shopped longer! Vendors are nice.

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Thank Traveler254_12
Janesville, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the place to stop for souvenirs. Cute little shops. Great boot store. We happened to be there during a little celebration so there were additional vendors outside. Quick cab ride.

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Thank angusoaks11
Annapolis, Maryland
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This actually 2 indoor markets and an outdoor market area with restaurants. The indoor markets sell Mexican souvenirs such as serapes and pottery.

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Thank lovetotravel560
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love El Mercado. The shops are cute and filled with treasures. The performers are always good. This is a must visit kind of place.

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Thank RebeccaL79
New Braunfels, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's bright and colorful. There are lots of vendors selling cheap stuff with the tourist in mind. It's cheesy but worth a trip. Mi Tierra is a big draw but it's expensive and there are better Mexican food restaurants in town. Go once and you'll never need to go back unless you need some trinket for an out-of-towner.

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Thank Georgia D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a huge mistake. One of the shops had a leather backpack I loved, but I walked out without it because I didn't want to carry it around. I didn't get back to buy it. Now I can't find another one like it anywhere. This building houses unique gifts, souvenirs, and every day products. Take a hour to go... More 

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Bonham, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miss the fruit and vegetable market, all stores had pretty much same stuff, restaurants were average.

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