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Address: Calle 6 Norte 205, Puebla 72000, Mexico
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Can you say kitsch?

Since I live in Southern California, I've seen these types of markets in Tijuana and Olvera Street in L.A. Walking the aisles reminded me of them but with much more in the way of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, Ca.
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San Diego, Ca.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I live in Southern California, I've seen these types of markets in Tijuana and Olvera Street in L.A. Walking the aisles reminded me of them but with much more in the way of Talavera offerings since this is the city renowned for this particular ceramic style. Good spot to get those quick easy items to take back to family.

Thank andyhein
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to walk around. Lots of handmade crafts and paintings for sale. Also nearly every stand or shop sells local sweets!

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Silver Spring, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice market, picked up some Talavera style tiles here. A great place for anyone shopping for some decent souvenirs.

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Albany, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

great place to buy talavera! careful with cheap versions. bartering is okay but not always,depends on the store. nice museum near there.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Mercado el Parain is a nice little market just a few blocks from the zocalo. A lot of typical tourist souvenir items with perhaps a bit of authentic art and craft items. The restaurants are pretty good and are priced more reasonable than those around the zocalo.

Thank John D
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

It doesn't seem like they like to negotiate too much. Prices are decent but about average when compared to other markets. Would recommend checking it out, they have tons of stuff.

Thank roald852
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This market is full of different crafts and traditional candy. If you are looking for a cheap souvenirs you will find many options here. However, if you are looking to buy high quality and real traditional pieces, I recommend you go directly to the ceramic workshops. The pieces here are colorful but doesnt compare to the real ones, which are... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I was here on the weekend and then again during the week. I was just passing through on both occasions and the experiences were vastly different. I would recommend avoiding this area on the weekend when it is miserably crowded if a weekday is an option. The items that were for sale were kitschy and touristy. I bought a magnet... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a nice place to walk around, but don't go here if you are looking to buy high quality crafts. As it happens, this targets mostly to tourist and it has sadly loss a bit of its charm. Since it is right in the city center it is a fun space to walk around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I was on the city of Puebla from 6th to 14th October 2016. I spent one evening loitering along Mercado ei Parian. Its location very near to Zocalo is also pergect setting. The Art Galleries, wood carvings, embroidered clothings and local pieces of artistic including talavera are great.The rows of stalls along the strets were found to be cheap and... More 

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