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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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For a great selection of Mexican crafts, visit the Ciudadela, four blocks south of the Alameda Park on Balderas Avenue just south of Paseo de la Reforma. It's a semi-covered market that covers 16,000 square meters with more than 200 stalls. It's worth quite a chunk of time if you want the full tour. There are some great comedores (food stalls) if you need a pick-me-up snack or beverage.
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Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This large mercado is a great place to look for artesian goods if you don't have the time to venture out to where the artesanias make their goods. Large variety of souvenirs to choose from and you can try out your bargaining skills. It is...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go if you need to buy souvenirs. Wish it had more homemade things...but overall if was a decent inside market.

Thank 1951merc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time here last week shopping for gifts for family and friends, as well as for ourselves. My exchange student Mexican sister (40 years ago!) was our guide and she believes it is currently the best place for souvenirs...More

Thank Joanie212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lane after lane of colourful artefacts,jewellery,ceramics,shawls,souvenirs. It's a paradise for Avid shoppers like me. If you are doing only one market ,then let it be this one. It is about 15 min walking from centro. On the way back you will need a taxi to...More

Thank Baarish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge, beautiful market! Great for shopping or just to stroll around. There is also a restaurant. I visited twice and it was never too crowded. Some prices seemed a little steep, but I also found some good deals. None of the venders...More

Thank jenn3284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising high prices. Extensive selection but repetitive booths. A couple of good restaurants. If you haven't found a spot to pick up Mexican gifts -- you can find everything here. Large selection of very nice shirts, blouses, and table cloths and runners. Beautiful colors and...More

Thank bcastroman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the metro to Balderas, walk a short distance on Balderas and reach the low yellow building housing the market. Inside there is a good selection of handicraft from all over Mexico, the walways are quite spacious and uncluttered, salesstaff kind and not overbearing! Count...More

Thank Hampm57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Planned about two hours to do some souvenir shopping here. Ended up exceeding that and then going back the next day, there were so many interesting crafts, textiles, and other locally made objects. Be sure to check out surrounding spots including the Library and the...More

Thank Neal M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I went there at 10:00am, unfortunately, many shops had not opened yet. So I recommend to get there after 11:00am or so. I am sure you can buy nice souvenir here :)

Thank 408yukaa
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This market is splendid; the size if perfect; the stalls are varied and exciting, and strangely it all seems to come together to present a glorious picture of market life in the city. We loved exploring the indoors as well as the outdoor areas, and...More

Thank Harold F
This beautiful park was once the playground for the
wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now
the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend
a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for
souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a
bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander
around admiring the charming gardens and the
sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Heminway | Reviewed this property |
This market may be among your best bets (there were many broiler ed items there when I was there), but I would ask folks when you get there. There also are government-sponsored markets and boutiques that may carry them. Good... More
17 August 2017|
Response from Darasl | Reviewed this property |
No sorry but ask the locals
Frank W
21 June 2017|
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Response from Darasl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know- I brought all my items with me