Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela, Mexico City: Hours, Address, Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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 worth quite a chunk of time if you want the full tour. There are some great comedores (food stalls) if you need a pick-me-up snack or beverage.
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ChasnYas
1 contribution
May 2022
Fantastic to do all your souvenir shopping and getting Mexican made products. We felt very safe and enjoyed the experience. Remember to have a 5 peso piece if you need to use the toilet.
Written June 12, 2022
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mgv_0012
Orlando, FL59 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I liked this place a lot. Lots of cute crafts, very good prices. Vendors are not pushy. I would come back. I went on a weekday towards the end of the day so it was pretty quiet
Written May 27, 2022
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Springjade
Seattle, WA132 contributions
May 2022
Looked all over for a good selection of Mexican fabrics, blouses and accessories in the historic center but had trouble finding a selection that was adequate. On our last day in Mexico City May 23, having given up on finding the fabric I wanted, we went looking for a liquor store near our hotel, Hilton CDMX Reforma, to buy mescal. What a surprise! As we exited the liquor store, we saw in front of us, the Mercado De Artesanías Y Curiosidad! With no expectations whatsoever, we found this treasure trove of Mexican handicrafts and art. Great selection! Ended up buying from this mother-daughter owned store, Artesanias Las Cariño. Zaira, the daughter, was warm, helpful and honest. Felt totally comfortable without bargaining and ended up with what I've been looking for all over CDMX.
Written May 26, 2022
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Jannine K
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
So many stalls to shop at. It wasn't high pressure like some places in Mexico. Prices seemed quite reasonable as well. Within walking distance to the Historic Center of that's where you are staying.
Written February 16, 2022
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Julie B.
Costa Rica99 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Great place to spend some time browsing and looking for different souvenirs. They have clothes and different garments, decorations, souvenirs, tons of glassware, etc. The only thing they’re missing is like a candy shop.
I read some reviews complaining about prices, but I’ve been to 5 or 6 different cities in Mexico and prices are similar. Of course if you buy stuff from street vendors, you’ll find cheaper things, but markets overall have similar prices, and La Ciudadela has a lot of stalls, so chances are you’ll get a decent price on anything.
Written January 11, 2022
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imrico
379 contributions
Aug 2021
American tourist trap.
If you're looking for mass-produced 'souvenirs' that are a little overpriced, this is the place! I remember going to this place when I was little and loving it, but now that I have some knowledge and life experience I see it for what it is.

Not saying it's a bad place, but you can find better and cheaper souvenirs in other places. Also, another tip if you're a tourist, try to walk a few blocks away if you're getting a taxi. My family's house is an 80 peso ($4 trip) away. Tried to get a taxi right outside of the place and every one that stopped tried to charge us 200 pesos instead. Sure it's not a lot, but it's the principle of the matter that they'll take advantaage. So just a friendly warning :)
Written August 15, 2021
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Pamela B
Mexico City, Mexico49 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
I like the Talavera pottery and hand blown glass work. The stuff they sell is very beautiful, but some of the stuff is very over-priced compared to the Coyoacan arts and crafts market. Same items in Coyoacan are half the price than in this market. However I did not see a lot of Talavera pottery at the market in Coyoacan. Tip; don't buy from the first vendors you see something you really like, because you're going to see the same items for less than you bought it for as you walk around some more, it always happens. 🙄
Written April 22, 2021
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Tommie Sox
New York City, NY427 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The Mercado is huge and has all of the stuff you could want from Mexico for souvenirs. Great spot and the people were very helpful.
Written March 16, 2021
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Claudia S
Budapest, Hungary63 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Got there at the end of my 3 weeks visit and found an the gifts and souvenirs to take back. There's even a gutter maker there and I got an ukulele for 50€.
Written May 31, 2020
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Aerowing
Monee, IL4,984 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a nice market to stroll through when looking for souvenirs to take home. It’s pretty large and it’s completely safe, we never had any issues at all with anyone here. No worries. All the crafts are the typical Mexican type artist crafts and there is some bartering but you have to find the right person to do it with as some people are set in their prices. There’s a restaurant located in the middle of the market if you decide you want something to eat or drink. Plan on spending around 1 to 2 hours here.
Written April 10, 2020
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