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“A souvenir market”

Mercado de Coyoacan
Ranked #52 of 565 things to do in Mexico City
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This market seems just like a big place for people to buy souvenirs. You can buy just about anything you would put in that category (hand made bracelets to statuettes, mini bottles of tequila to rasta dreadlock hats). There's a handmade, natural soap stand downstairs like one or two rows from the center. They're really great and smell terrific (I recommend the chocolate or oatmeal). I found this to be the best place there, however I was there during the week and half of the stands were closed (as mentioned in other reviews).

If you want a real market experience, go the one a few blocks away. If you want souvenirs, you'll be able to find some cool ones that are more authentic. I suggest going for the food. Que-Ka's is a tiny little place on the west side of the mercado that sells quesadillas, gorditas, and other antojitos. Really inexpensive, but dangerously delicious. If you can go during Christmas time, do it. There are tons of stalls selling authentic Mexican decorations (as well as some less-than-authentic ones) which is definitely worth checking out. I say skip Mercado Artesenal and come here instead.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The "Mercado Artesanal" of Coyoacan has lots of Mexican handcrafted articles from all over Mexico. 2 floors to be exact. The market is opened every day of the week but not all businesses open 7 days. The majority of them are opened on the weekends but maybe half of them are open on the weekdays. Do keep in mind that is gets very crowded on the weekends specially during the late afternoon. So keep this in mind if you are going with children...unless you don't mind crowds. I have found that the prices are fair compared to other places. The back part of the market is dedicated to teaching arts and crafts. Classes are usually held Thursday thru Sunday. It depends on the class you want to take and the teacher "maestros (as)". You can find a variety of classes such as drawing, all kind of painting, glass painting for kids, embroidery, needlework, knitting, alebrijes, etc, etc, etc...I find the classes to be very affordable. The fee of what you choose to craft usually includes the teaching.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Mercado Artisenal de Coyoacan (the Art market) is two levels of items that are interesting only to someone under 17 yrs. For better arts and crafts go to Bazar Sabado, Mercado Insurgentes, or Pasaje Polanco.
The area around the market is interesting. The main square in Coyoacan is a hub of activity on Sunday afternoon with great open-air restaurants. Get a fruit smoothy at El Kiosko (look for the crowd), and stroll the park. Nice setting.

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