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Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Convenient souvenir shopping

Large market with many stalls specializing in various things: folk art souvenirs, jewelry... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Worth the visit

This is the only market I went to in mexico city that is worth the visit ( for artesan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haltern am See, Germany
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“great market”(16 reviews)
“one stop shop”(7 reviews)
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...more
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Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large market with many stalls specializing in various things: folk art souvenirs, jewelry, housewares, fabric craft. You can find tiny folk art turtles for a US quarter (gifts for classmates!), to beautiful large ceramic bows for US$12 to embroidered pillow covers for US$10-15. I didn’t...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only market I went to in mexico city that is worth the visit ( for artesan stuff). There are lots of stalls and good prices. You mostly have to actively speak to the sellers, they seldom come to you but at least...More

Thank brionwatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a lot of cool souvenirs for good prices. Make sure what you buy is able to be transported by airplane if you went that way! We had to throw away a mortar and pestle at security.

1  Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I did go to the market and ended up buying most of the souvenirs here but I found much better prices and vendors willing to make a sale at the Pyramids. Will recommend first buying at the pyramids and then visiting here if your schedule...More

2  Thank Abhi_S1
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We came here to get some souvenirs for us and our family/friends. It was definitely a one-stop shop! Some of the stuff you can tell is mass-manufactured, but other things you can actually see the vendors crafting. There were some incredibly unique finds - like...More

1  Thank cortneydawn
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Very large craft market with a wide variety of items and easy going sellers. We were surprised by how many older people there spoke English, we always felt safe and welcomed. Part of the market consist of small external streets with shops and workshops and...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

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
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

2  Thank Petra P
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

1  Thank datamath
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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

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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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louisa w
3 January 2018|
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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.
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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.