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Mercado de Artesanias

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Address: Plaza Lanaton, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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This small market is located on a narrow side street.

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Obviously, you'll want to take something back with you from Mexico and THIS is the place to buy it. I enter at Hidalgo and de Luz streets. There's a pharmacy on the corner and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
love2eat333
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously, you'll want to take something back with you from Mexico and THIS is the place to buy it. I enter at Hidalgo and de Luz streets. There's a pharmacy on the corner and next to it are stairs that take you down to where it starts. SMA is known for "tin" and they make a lot of tin products... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is the big traditional Mexican (and Indian) market, crowded and packed with handicrafts, hats, shoes, jewelry, scarves, purses, packaged and hot foods, fresh juices, and just about anything you may be shopping for. Not a lot of bartering like in some Mexican towns...most items are priced as marked.

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

After a 12 year absence from San Miguel de Allende one of the places I was looking most forward to returning to was the Mercado de Artesanias. My previous experience was wonderful and allowed me to bring back many wonderful gifts to friends and family as well as the stories of the Artists themselves. As with all things given time,... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to see local merchants selling their wares. Judtbthecrughtbsizecsnd great variety of goods.

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Thank judyjetson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

So many to choose from, lots of different types of mugs, lamps, t shirts, souvenirs. There is something for everyone in your family.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Great shopping and awesome deals. If you are bringing children, it is hard to navigate with a stroller. So wear your infant in a carrier. Be ready to bargain!

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Holualoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This meandering market crosses streets and goes for blocks. Fruits, vegetables, kitchen things, shoes, flowers, ceramics, textiles, silver, the list goes on and on. In the last few years, prices have pretty much stabilized and everyone charges the same for pillow covers, silver, etc. Some stalls have a variety, some specialize. One man cooks candied pecans and sunflower seeds in... More 

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boston,ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's a great market to poke around in for just about anything you would want. There's a lot of food, crafts, and souvenirs. Some excellent crafts and some cheap imports. We picked up a number of gifts without blowing the budget too. I love markets and this is one that all tourists should visit.

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Toronto On Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Best place to find all your souvenirs. SMA is a artisan lovers' town. But this market carries everything. And much cheaper than around the Jardin. It was not crowded at all when we went on a Wednesday, mid afternoon. There are also great shops lining the street.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

In the back of a vegetable/fruit market. Not much to look at. Some pretty ceramic items. Old CDs. Mostly flea market stuff.

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