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Mercado de Artesanias

J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Don’t bother

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Zzardvark
via mobile
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 February 15, 2018
captvic4
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Portland, Oregon
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good54%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“embroidered” (7 reviews)
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J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed February 28, 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

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Reviewed February 15, 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

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Reviewed July 28, 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

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Reviewed May 20, 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

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Reviewed July 8, 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.

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Reviewed June 14, 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

3  Thank alsawo
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Reviewed February 12, 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

1  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed December 3, 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.

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

Excellent variety of handicrafts - some nicer than others. Take your time (don't rush through the market) go from stall to stall and chat with the stall owners. You can bargain but not too much as some artisans take offense. Great selection of embroidered blouses...More

1  Thank MG821
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great location for textiles, embroidered blouses, coyotepec pottery, leather goods and rugs. Prices here are much better than the shops in town, so make sure to acquaint yourself with the costs of items here first before Not such a great selection of alebije animal carvings,...More

1  Thank Colcor5
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