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Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

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A plethora of goods

A HUGE amount of goods, it's virtually impossible to find your place back to a stand you want to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must see

We are regulars and have been visiting for over 3 years. It’s Across the street from the central... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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All reviews great market souvenir shopping one stop shop beautiful crafts craft market shop owners leather goods silver jewelry mexican crafts t shirts buy souvenirs vendors selling metro station folk art for sale few hours street vendors
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hated this place! It is claustrophobic and oppressive and dark, and seems like a fire trap to boot. The quality of the goods on sale didn't impress me either.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Centrally located downtown within walking distance of many places. I would recommend you buy here first since you can still bargain with some vendors and have wide variety of items. Not the place for "fine" items excepts for some booths but can get great t-shirt,...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I went here twice because I didn't want to miss anything. There are so many choices and they don't hard sell. You can even ask for a discount. I bought 15 lucha libre masks which my officemates loved!

Thank ginvlanada
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I love a good market but often find them very tacky and touristy. This was only a 20min walk from my hotel and a great way to spend a hour or so. Lots of quality craft here and after spending 2wks in Mexico, it had...More

1  Thank gembawamba
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Its a nice place to find and buy handcrafts, you can buy expensive things for you home or just get nie and cheap souvenirs for friends back home. Always ask for a discount, don´t forget!

Thank Margarita V
Reviewed August 23, 2018

What's good about ciudadela is convenience - you see pretty much the full range of typical Mexican handicrafts at one spot, plenty of selection. In terms of quality - medium: the museum store of the Museo de Artes Populares has much better, and Fonart has...More

Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed August 21, 2018

If you aren't up for the frenetic La Merced, this is a wonderful, quiet market to get loads of traditional crafts. I went alone and rode Ecobici right up to the market entrance. Don't be afraid to bargain. Everything is negotiable if you have cash....More

Thank SuperChickieMuscles
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Not so large as to be overwhelming like some markets. We really enjoyed the low pressure sales attitude at this market. The vendors were very helpful, pointing us to other vendors when they didn't have what we were looking for. Great high quality crafts.

Thank reptar
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This beautiful park was once the playground for the
wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now
the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend
a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for
souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a
bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander
around admiring the charming gardens and the
sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may
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Response from Petra P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Miho E | 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
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Frank P | Reviewed this property |
Calle De Balderas, Centro, Mexico City. Just tell your driver to take you to La Ciudadela. They all know where it is located.