El Bazar Sabado

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El Bazar Sabado
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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This indoor and outdoor handicraft market in the historic San Angel neighborhood is artsy and colorful. Recharge at the charming restaurant in the courtyard of the indoor market.
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Tivoli102@yahoo.com
Liberty Township, OH188 contributions
Solo
#1 stop for local art - and lots of craft items. I would return to Mexico City just to visit this market! Get there early as it gets crowded in the afternoon. Great prices on art work, crafts, jewelry and textiles. There are crafters around the corner, inside a building and outside. I bought five water colors directly from the artist, some jewelry, Otomi textiles, and lovely handcrafted skin moisturizer. Wish I could have stayed longer. Easy Uber ride to get there. Don’t be in a rush to leave because traffic gets real heavy and it can take quite a while to get out of the area or catch your Uber. Highly recommend this to everyone - families, a afternoon date, solo. Something for everyone.
Written April 14, 2022
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plgarlepied
New Orleans, LA1,275 contributions
We visited this outdoor & also indoor market & enjoyed about 1.5 hour here. It was fully open from what I could tell after CDMX went “green”(from covid), as it was pretty large & there was a man singing opera & some Italian songs near the fountain-he was very good & many ppl sat there just to listen to him:)The vendors did have signs out asking you to wear your mask. it was ~4usd Uber ride from Zona Rosa. We enjoyed an ice cream vendor: 1 of their flavors was “queso”! The inside market (more upscale imo) had a nice restaurant inside the courtyard with live music also. I wouldn’t say this is “must do”, but staying 8 days, we had some free time
Written June 19, 2021
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MonJo
Alpharetta, GA7 contributions
This market was definitely worth an Uber trip from where we were staying in Roma Norte. We walked through El Bazar Sabado inside the building, but my husband and I actually enjoyed the outside vendors more, as well as the artists displaying their wares in the square. Overall it was a fun, lively atmosphere in a beautiful area of the city. Would definitely do again!!
Written February 23, 2020
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Jen R
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico94 contributions
We went to the Frida Kahlo Musem on the same day as El Bazar Sabado. The drive between the museum and the bazar was beautiful. We got to the bazar around 10.30 am and it was packed with vendors and tourists. There was so much beautiful artwork everywhere. The shops were diverse and wares were of high quality. We ended up staying for hours, with everyone in the house fully enjoying our wandering. The prices were great and we loved this colorful, artistic spot.
Written February 12, 2020
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA2,472 contributions
Street foods and nearby cafes.
Stalls with trinkets, jewelry and art. From semi skilled stuff to Skilled craftsmen.

Wonderful place to shop and people watch. Easy Uber or taxi on a Saturday.
Written July 13, 2021
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Sarracenia
Norman, OK1,717 contributions
Couples
This is a nice area to come visit even if you don't buy anything. Good selection of restaurants inside the mansion with the upscale shopping and outside as well. The more upscale items are inside a large colonial style mansion. Inside the house there is a nice restaurant with live music. Many restaurants outside also including small cafes.

You must be aware that the artisans in the mansion are artists and many of the creations are one of a kind. That is the reason for the higher prices. Outside the market you have a more affordable area with an assortment of crafts from different parts of Mexico. These include paintings, baskets, amaze paper crafts, some jewelry, some ceramics, huichol art, some textiles etc. These crafts are cheaper and less unique than what you find in the mansion. That said they are still nice and well worth checking out.

I can say that inside the mansion it is more expensive but the uniqueness and quality are higher as well. I bought jewelry from a brother and sister team. I can say that the quality of the work was definitely high compared with the more inexpensive jewelry to be found outside. The pieces were designed and crafted by this team and each piece is signed. Prices were very reasonably even for this more expensive items, perhaps due to the strong dollar. At any rate the type of work and craftsmanship is higher than for the jewelry that what I could see outside.

For a first time visitor I would recommend to see both inside the mansion and the outside stalls and surrounding area.

I need to mention that for the largest selection of crafts from "really" all over Mexico you have to go to the Ciudadela market (see my review from 2013). This is a very large market, not as quaint as the Bazar Sabado, but the selection is the best I have seen in Mexico and I have visited every Mexican state. There you have to negotiate your final price, but it is worth trying.

For a quaint upscale shopping experience I would say San Angel Saturday Bazar and Coyoacan area are probably a good choice, then for some real shopping from a very diverse and wide selection at reasonable prices the Ciudadela market near the Balderas metro stop is the place to go.
Written August 1, 2015
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TravelQueenie365
Singapore, Singapore704 contributions
Couples
- This is a hippie market, Mexican version of Sydney's Glebe Market or London's Brick Lane market.

- Lots of arts and and handicraft items but complete rip-off. Good for tourists to browse and spend a nice day here. If you can afford a few nice things here, then go for it but i generally do not feel that anything is worth buying here.

- Lost of stalls are selling the traditional mexican Skull Head figurine, the prices are double what the stall sellers charging at La Merced.

- Only downside is the markets only open on Saturday. Even if it does open on Saturday, some stalls might not be opened until 10 or 11am. When we were there around noon time, a lot of stalls were still setting up their stalls.

- It is also a place for rich housewives to hang out. There are a lot of fancy taco restaurants and fancy cars around. Most of the ladies we walked past had highly-hairsprayed hair and smelled like they just rubbed a whole bottle of perfum on their skin.

- Also be prepared to meet lots of rich and well-dressed family on their way to the fancy restaurants or buying overpriced goods in the art shops. Watch out for the good fancy cars parked on the roads as well. Interesting to see the richer side of Mexico city.

- Prices of food are very expensive. Not sure if I would recommend any good restaurant here because we did not end up eating at any of the restaurants here.

- There is a bath house in one of the old colonial building within the market. Interesting to use their toilet and see people walking in to the bath house hiring for a bathroom to use.

- Overall it was a fun day out at the market. Bear in mind though that it is a fair bit of walk from Miguel Angel train station to the markets. Make sure you bring some water or get some water from the convenience store.

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Written December 13, 2014
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alexvaresident
alexandria, va, usa48 contributions
I am a bit surprised to read reviews that there is little of quality to buy here. Held only on Saturday, the bazar is a venue for talented Mexican craftspeople to show their works; it is frequented by many high-end Mexican shoppers as well as tourists. For people who rarely shop on vacation, I have to admit my girlfriend and I went a bit overboard here. Among other things, I got a stunning linen jacket with hand applied scroll work for about $100, the origin of which I know people will want to know when I return home to the Washington, DC area. From a shop called Kriszio, which specializes in silver jewelry, I purchased an extremely unusual hand made necklace and matching earrings, which did set me back a bit, but every time I have worn it it has drawn raves. My girlfriend bought several pairs of earrings at the same shop which she knows will be unique when she returns to NYC. She also bought several extremely high quality embroidered tops and dresses - not the inexpensive ones you see on the street, but from a shop where you can see women hand embroidering. We got several other lovely things as well, both for gifts and personal use. The vibe of the place is fun, with its central eating area and live mariachi band playing. I found it to be a uniquely Mexican experience, one that I will repeat if I return to Mexico City.
Written March 29, 2016
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apprenticetraveller
Warsaw, Poland56 contributions
Solo
This is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. The market is clean and the goods generally of a reasonable quality. But the key draw is the lazy atmosphere of Saturday morning shopping where people from across the city come to spend the morning looking for items from jewellery to clothing the home items that are a little different to what you would find in the high street... mostly. There are some touristy places, but not to the detriment of the general atmosphere. The bazaar itself is situated in the courtyard of an old building which has been well renovated and contains a cafe and good toilet facilities, as well as the shops. Outside the building is an outdoor market, and there are several cafes and restaurants nearby that offer breakfast and coffee. The building is at the Plaza San Jacinto, at the start of a walk through San Angel which is very pretty, and could fill the rest of a Saturday with a walk across Insurgentes, through the parks, down San Sebastian Street and towards the house of Frieda Kahlo, taking in a beautiful church and a market along the way. A good start to a lovely Saturday in Mexico City.
Written April 26, 2012
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nancysAustin_TX
Austin, TX10 contributions
Solo
In less than three weeks, I have been twice. They have high quality items, from beautiful flowers to sculptures. If you are looking for typical items from Mexico, this is the place to go. The artists are present there to describe their work, which makes you learn more about any piece you purchase. I found all my Christmas gifts in these shops! (and a few items for my own house).
They are only open on Saturdays, as the artisans work on their workshops during the week. Many of the little shops will ship to anywhere in the world, and most of them accept credit cards.
Outside the building where the bazar is at, you can find other little shops and in the plaza in front, there are a lot of painters. This is a great way to spend a Saturday!
Written December 4, 2011
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