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Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

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They leave you alone and I love it!

Unlike most experiences in other tourist areas of Mexico City and Mexico in general, the vendors... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Whistler, Canada
Nice market and close to Bella de Artes/Latinoamerican Tower

What I found pleasant about this market is that the vendors don't have an aggressive, in your face... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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“great market”(16 reviews)
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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
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Thank ko3264
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Thank janellb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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Reviewed September 29, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michellerR6668
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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December 2, 2018|
Response from juancarlosg323 | Reviewed this property |
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