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Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

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Address: Via Cincuentenario junto al Centro de Visitantes, Panama, Panama City, Panama

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I’m from Panama but I live here in the USA, the Panama Viejo Artisanal Market , have very good and decent prices, plus the articles that are sold there are hand maid by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I’m from Panama but I live here in the USA, the Panama Viejo Artisanal Market , have very good and decent prices, plus the articles that are sold there are hand maid by Panamamenias , not made in China, so for dose people that say that you can find the same type of souvenirs in any retail store , it... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We visited here while touring Panama Viejo. Not worth your time. It's over priced and doesn't have anything you can't find anywhere else.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This so-called artisan market is situated right next to the visitor centre for Panama la Vieja (the old original Panama City site, prior to its sacking by Welshman, Henry Morgan, a notorious pirate in 1671). To be honest, Morgan would have found little of interest to sack in this market today. The market is in a dedicated building provided by... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

I only stopped in because it is adjacent to Panama Viejo, ruins from the original Spanish settlement. The Mercado has nothing that you won't find in any number of souvenir shops around the city. Don't make a special trip or you will be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

This market is the best place to buy great quality Panamanian crafts at reasonable prices. Some Artists demonstrate their talents and all are friendly and helpful. I had a great time shopping with my family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Very convenient location, just near the Museo de Sitio Panama Viejo and close to the area where the ruins are - three tourist spots in one city trip. Easy to get there by bs if you have a tarjeta. We took the bus from the station cross Multicentro Mall (Av. Balboa) . What I appreciated very much to this craft... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

I love to buy art and crafts directly from the people who make them. While there are many places in Panama City where one can buy these things, it is not always clear the source. The day I spent at Casco Viejo was truly a gift! I watched people weaving, sewing molas, doing beadwork and painting. I became friends with... More 

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