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Good place to shop for Oaxaca hand crafts

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
captvic4
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Portland, Oregon
Off the beaten path, best prices, buying direct from artisans

Most of the other sites in town with the word "artisan" in the name are really just tourist trap... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
alsawo
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Brooklyn, NY
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this artisanal market after shopping in an artisanal street fair, several shops, and along thoroughfares in the city center. I particularly wanted table linens, a wool bag, and a wool vest for my husband, but they had everything you could find in any...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I live in Oaxaca and buy lots of things for myself, friends, etc., and one of my main sources is the Mercado de Artesania. Though one does have to be careful (sadly, it is true that many things supposedly handmade in Oaxaca are now being...More

2  Thank agavebeat
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the kind of tourist junk that is often made in China, bargain your heart out and think you had an authentic experience. However, if you want actual...More

4  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 15 February 2018

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded and more pleasant that 23erd of November. If you are looking for Oaxacan textiles, you will find a nice selection of mid-range choices. There are several...More

2  Thank captvic4
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I really enjoyed this market. We didn't know about it when we first arrived, it was only in our last few days of our trip that we found it as it's not by the main market. We had to ask directions a few times. The...More

5  Thank ringinthenewyear
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Its a good market, but you can find more options at Mercado Juarez that is really close. Excellent choice to find cheap products

1  Thank Alejandra M
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this market as its a collective and all the items are made locally. They don't pressure you and it's not too busy so you can actually browse.

2  Thank Rynnyr
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Most of the other sites in town with the word "artisan" in the name are really just tourist trap sort of stores. This place, however, is different. It's a bit south of the heart of Oaxaca in a grittier, off the beaten path area. It's...More

5  Thank alsawo
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Half the fun of this market is chatting up the salespeople. There are lots of repetitions among the stalls, but you can find small hand-painted bowls for $2. I bought a colorful woven notebook cover with spiral notebook included for $9 that is a conversation...More

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Not being in the market for any of the products being sold, i breezed through the Artesannes fairly quickly. If you're in the market for this type of souvenir, this is your place.

Thank Vincent M
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