Mercado de Artesanias

Mercado de Artesanias, Oaxaca: Address, Mercado de Artesanias Reviews: 4/5

Mercado de Artesanias
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
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LuvToTravelAround
San Fernando, CA410 contributions
Great prices Great deals
Jul 2021 • Couples
We came from Los Angeles CA to Oaxaca and this market place was like no other when it comes to Oaxacan goods. In LA, and even Tijuana Baja CA, we would pay 10 times what we paid here. The people here also were open to negotiating and we got so many deals. All said abs done we spent about $2000 which we will take back and sell on offer up.
Written July 5, 2021
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Andrew F
Portland, OR119 contributions
very good for textiles
Jan 2020
This is very slightly off the beaten track and mostly frequented by locals. There is a wide variety of textiles at reasonable prices. I've seen mention of ceramics, but found only one person selling them.
Written January 12, 2020
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DMGAmes_Iowa
Ames, IA598 contributions
Great place to shop for ceramics, weavings, Day of the Dead art etc.
Nov 2019
This consortium of artisans presents a wide variety of arts and crafts: ceramic bowls and figures, weavings, clothing, basketry, and Day of the Dead art (paper skeletons, ceramic skulls, cut-paper pendants), and elaborate wood carvings. We had fun buying things for ourselves and our family for holiday gifts.
Written November 12, 2019
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GypsieeRose
112 contributions
Rugs, curtains, gifts
Jun 2019 • Solo
Tho Mercado de Benito Juarez has a lot more stalls, head there first then if you are interested in rugs or other textiles for home this might be a better bargain. They need more business as they have some good items for the home and probably cheaper than on the tours.
Written June 28, 2019
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LazyRose
Alberta, Canada1,679 contributions
It Was Alright
May 2018 • Couples
As far as merchandise goes, it seems like this market has seen better days. Most of the stalls are pretty repetitive, and a lot of them seem to be closed often. It's rather sad. There are a couple interesting shops in the market if you are willing to take the time to look, and understand what you are looking for. You will see some stuff there that is machine woven, yes, but other people make it sound like the market is full of imported garbage, which is certainly not the case. It just doesn't have the selection that it probably used to at one point. There were a couple shops selling black pottery and alebrijes, but the selection in the villages is better. If you need a last minute thing though, you might find it here.

I'm surprised at how condescending some of the reviews are of this market, it's certainly not a "dump". Perhaps they should stick to shopping at "upmarket" stores because mercados in Mexico are clearly not for them, it's no different than any other typical market I've been to in regards to the state of it (in terms of cleanliness and the like). What makes it disappointing is the lack of variety. If you want a little handicraft to bring home and you don't have time to go to the villages, you may find it here. If you want a piece of art, stick to the galleries.
Written April 9, 2019
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califcasl
1,105 contributions
foods. A dump/disappointment
Nov 2018 • Solo
I went here looking for a wedding present for the daughter of old friends. The place was dark and dirty, and the merchandise was inferior to what I had already found at admittedly more pricey stores in the shopping district north of the zocalo. To me, quality is more important than price.
Written January 23, 2019
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Leianne C
Oakland, CA148 contributions
If you can't get out to the villages, then come here....
Nov 2018 • Solo
The stalls open mid morning and all the local crafts can be found. If you can't get out to the villages themselves (taxis will stay with you and drive you around all day for around US$100)--then come here! The crafts are brightly colored and beautiful. And, you can buy a big tote to take home all your loot!
Written December 31, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,756 contributions
The Usual Stuff That No One Really Wants
Dec 2018 • Couples
This was not in my view a good place for local stuff unless you really are interested in the usual tacky ware that you can also buy on the street. I feel you can do better in some of the more upmarket stores albeit more expensive.
Written December 15, 2018
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c2nit
San Antonio, TX29 contributions
Works of art...
Nov 2018
The shops don't start opening up until at least 10:30-11:00am because most people are arriving from Mitla, or neighboring pueblos, but it's well worth the wait. If you appreciate anything done by hand, this is the place to get it. Deals can usually be struck, but remember....almost everything was done by hand and is incredibly beautiful.
Written November 7, 2018
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applegirl57
Detroit, MI779 contributions
One of three great markets within a couple of blocks of each other
Oct 2018
Visit Mercado de Artesanias, Mercado Benito Juarez, and Mercado 20 de Noviembre......This will give you the full flavor of the richness of Oaxaca.
Written October 27, 2018
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