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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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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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“great market” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool way to spend a couple hours and pick up some souvenoirs. The store holders are friendly and not pushy at all. You can bargain most prices down but overall very reasonable to begin with.

Thank Joanna Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is described as an artisans market but really it is more like hand crafts. There is lots of tourist stuff but little that would qualify as art per se. We were disappointed as there was no high end art here.

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market is spectacular. You can see artisans making guitars, weaving and creating tin items. There are woven products, glassware, ceramics, and clothing from all over Mexico. This market is great for browsing and shopping.

Thank Shivananda1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of artisans making jewelry, guitars and whatnot. Complete your collection of hand painted skulls or Day of the Dead figurines. Leather goods, dresses, etc. are numerous. There is a good restaurant (cantina?) there too.

Thank Rxgeek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on a Saturday evening, the place was almost dead and there was a couple of American tourist just like I was trying to negotiate the prices of cheap stuff, the vendors do not go down in price its was like they...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I adore this market. I always go when I’m visiting and always find new and interesting items. I never ever get tired of it, and some items do change depending on the time of year.

Thank Chattycathy642
Reviewed November 28, 2017

We've been to a lot of markets in Mexico, but this is by far the best one we've experienced. There were items from all over Mexico and the prices were excellent. We would have purchased more than we did except for not having the room...More

1  Thank MGG56
Reviewed November 10, 2017

One of my favourite things about our trip to Mexico. Excellent selection and fair prices in a picturesque, calm and safe market in the heart of Mexico City. Just a fun place to spend a day and find lots of things you never knew you...More

Thank melbsteel
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We found this totally by accident. There were some quaint stalls and lots of stuff to buy, but the amazing flower merchants captured my imagination. Some amazing arrangements! Wish we had them in the US! Total craftsmen.

Thank Tony d
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We really enjoyed walking through the market. Lots of Mexican art work items to see and buy. Take lots of pesos!

Thank Jan H
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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louisa w
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.
Itta G
December 5, 2017|
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Response from Heminway | Reviewed this property |
I last went in the morning and it was pleasant; not too busy. The first time I stopped in, it was a weekday afternoon and a tour bus had recently arrived. It was busy, but still manageable.