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Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Do not miss this market! Not your average central market.

This was truly a market of artensans. A market elevated to the next level of quality and selection... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rottermanjf
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San Jose, Costa Rica
This is the place for great selection of Souvenirs

So this is a great place to fins all kinds of souvenirs. Not only will you find the small stuff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luis M
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Hialeah, Florida
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was truly a market of artensans. A market elevated to the next level of quality and selection but without expensive price tags. If you see it and are thinking about buying do it. We bought items but left intending to return ...but didn’t get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Row after row of the same pre-fab souvenirs is not something we expected or wanted to see. If you really want a quality artisan market experience, then go to San Angel and the Plaza San Jacinto on a Saturday or Sunday, where truly talented painters...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great market (9 rows) with store after store selling more or less the same stuff. Silver seems to be more expensive here than in downtown, and other souvenirs can be bought cheaper on the streets of downtown or in the bazar del...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this is a great place to fins all kinds of souvenirs. Not only will you find the small stuff Magnets, key-chains and so-on. But this place really has the Artesenias you are looking for. Ceramic items, hand made items, the artists have their own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Luis M
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Unlike most experiences in other tourist areas of Mexico City and Mexico in general, the vendors are very friendly and non-invasive. There is respect between who sells without harassing and trying to force you to buy something, which is really pleasant. All sellers are very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

What I found pleasant about this market is that the vendors don't have an aggressive, in your face sales pitch as they do in Puerto Vallarta, which ends up being a complete turn off where I leave. The merchants were helpful, respectful and nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Husband and I spent hours walking through the little stalls and found some great takeaways. Mind you, this place is made for the tourists so if you are looking for an authentic Mexican market, this is not it. But it's the best market we found...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Janell B
Reviewed November 16, 2018

After visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum, I stopped here for last minute souvenirs since it was my last night in Mexico City. Found some brightly colored skulls to commemorate my Day of the Dead trip. I sampled some crickets, and just enjoyed walking around with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TravelAgentDiary
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A HUGE amount of goods, it's virtually impossible to find your place back to a stand you want to review so be aware of that. The quality of goods does vary, but they're far better than the goods at many street markets and the Mercado...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We are regulars and have been visiting for over 3 years. It’s Across the street from the central library & on Saturdays the park one block away hosts a Hot Wheels market. We go to the MERCADO every other month and always take any of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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esta abierto todos los días de 10 a 18
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Response from mihoegnor | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I did not see the fabrics at Ciudadera. If you are looking for the fabrics for crafting, I think the local people shop at the chain store called Parisina. Google “la parisina” The webpage of la Parisina should... More
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