We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
55101828
Website
Save
Review Highlights
If you want a range of craft items -find them here!

If you want a range of craft items -find them here! For the tourist buyer there is a wide range of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pagoda2014
,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Great for tourists

Mercado La Ciudadela is a really huge market, great especially for tourists. You can find there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petra P
,
Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
Read all 753 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“great market” (15 reviews)
“one stop shop” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Alameda
CONTACT
Website
55101828
Write a ReviewReviews (753)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"great market"
in 15 reviews
"souvenir shopping"
in 11 reviews
"one stop shop"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful crafts"
in 6 reviews
"similar items"
in 5 reviews
"craft market"
in 11 reviews
"shop owners"
in 4 reviews
"leather goods"
in 4 reviews
"silver jewelry"
in 6 reviews
"nice leather"
in 3 reviews
"local artisans"
in 4 reviews
"large market"
in 5 reviews
"mexican crafts"
in 6 reviews
"under one roof"
in 5 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 6 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want a range of craft items -find them here! For the tourist buyer there is a wide range of items here. The Mexican crafts people are very creative and you will buy if you visit here.Open evn on public holidays and very central.

Thank pagoda2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mercado La Ciudadela is a really huge market, great especially for tourists. You can find there almost any souvenir related to Mexico (in different qualities and authenticity) - postcards, fridge magnets, T-shirts, "folk" blouses, pottery with Mexican "folk art" motives, silver shops, gemstones and figures...More

1  Thank Petra P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At La Ciudadela, as we commonly call this market, you can find most kinds of traditional Mexican crafts. The variety of the market is amazing, and you will be able to see the colorful and splendid designs of our local artisans. It's a place to...More

Thank datamath
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the arts and crafts you could want from all over Mexico. Make sure to walk though the whole maze of the market and check prices for the things you want - the exact same thing could be half the price in a different store....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to buy all your gifts . You could spend 2 to 3 hrs browsing this place there are so many stalls and the vendors are not pushy . There is also a little cafe where you can sit outside .

1  Thank Cynthia A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Perfect place for all your gifts and souvenirs! We were looking for a place like this during our whole week in Mexico City and it is the only place where you can find anything and can bargain for it! Enjoy! :)

Thank Maria B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Just loved this market, full to the brim with Mexican Arts & Crafts and a great place to buy your momentoes. If you are a huge fan of anything Frida Kahlo then this is the place for you. I can’t wait to visit again.

2  Thank LighthouseFanatic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting la ciudadela. Super cute market to wander and shop for souvenirs. Tons of little shops. Easy to spend a few hours here!

1  Thank Larsbars523
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a great market with an abundance of stalls. You can get practically anything here and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Panamajoe2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Good prices on alebrijes. See David for best prices. I also got a cool painted skull for 80$. I didn’t negotiate much because prices are reasonable. Lots of other cool stuff. Shop around a bit for best prices as they vary quite a bit.

Thank Angelscamp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Alameda
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 312 hotels in Mexico City
Ibis Mexico Alameda
499 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Ambassador
128 reviews
.21 km away
Hotel Fleming
106 reviews
.23 km away
City Express Ciudad de Mexico Alameda
284 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Veg Amo
21 reviews
.21 km away
Meson del Cid
79 reviews
.05 km away
Cafe 123
74 reviews
.15 km away
Oaxaca en Mexico
24 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
1,319 reviews
.52 km away
Museo de Arte Popular
908 reviews
.29 km away
Paseo de la Reforma
5,428 reviews
.47 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
louisa w
January 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Frank P | Reviewed this property |
Calle De Balderas, Centro, Mexico City. Just tell your driver to take you to La Ciudadela. They all know where it is located.
0
Votes
Itta G
December 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Heminway | Reviewed this property |
I last went in the morning and it was pleasant; not too busy. The first time I stopped in, it was a weekday afternoon and a tour bus had recently arrived. It was busy, but still manageable.
0
Votes