Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

Mercado Nacional de Artesanias
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.0 of 5 bubbles45 reviews
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craig_traveler
San Francisco, CA358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Nice and manageable market not too small not too big with multiple vendors all selling much of the same things, but prices vary from stall to stall. This is where you come for your more kitschy stuff and simple souvenirs, however, on occasion you’;lol find unique and interesting things. I brought a set of four carved wooden crosses for USD45 and two decent quality y-shirts for USD24.
Written April 21, 2024
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michaelmagee59
New York City, NY46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The number of stalls and prices were underwhelming. The craft store downtown is much bigger and prices are lower. There isn’t as much of the pressure selling that there which is nice, but the variety isn’t the same.
Written December 11, 2023
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ModernWanderers
Fairfield, CT1,918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
- Easy to walk to from our hotel
- Felt very safe walking there and back
- Super lovely vendors (none were at all pushy)
- Products didn’t repeat as much as I thought they would (or as much as other reviewers have suggested)
- Loved the huge mural at the very back of the markets!

Only real con? Much smaller than we’d expected — we were in and out in about 30 minutes.
Written December 9, 2023
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travelchica0
New Jersey89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
There are many stalls here however they pretty much all sell almost the same thing with little variety. If you need souvenirs there are plenty… just know there is not a ton of variety. The vendors were all very friendly with no pressure to buy… only to come look.
Written February 24, 2023
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Inspired2
Guildford, UK500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Such a lovely little market place. Colorful, welcoming people, lots of high quality products. Free toilets, bus stop nearby. Easy walk from major hotels in San Bentio, safe area.
Written January 15, 2023
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Antonio M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
After 22 years I came back to this country, it has change a lot but if you knew the city you hardly can get lost,I feel safe all the time , experience the new hotels too, the highway are in good condition , they have beautiful place at the beach where to stay, people is very kind and helpful I am planning my trip for this coming year again
Written December 24, 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
Not sure why people think this city and this market is "dangerous", as I felt safer there than any other markets I've ever been too. All the merchants were super friendly, and there was some great deals to have. The atmosphere is buzzing, electric, fun, colorful, and loud! I absolutely recommend going there for an hour or so.
Written December 4, 2020
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Eldereaglewatcher
Chippewa Falls, WI1,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visit El Salvador annually and always take our groups to this mercado for souvenirs and gifts. It's small enough to navigate easily, and the vendors are friendly if a little aggressive in trying to get you into see their merchandise. You can barter for better prices or a discount on multiple items. It's fun. Most of the vendors accept cash only and no bills larger than $20, so be aware of that before you go. A must see if you want to shop outside a more formal mall or at the airport.
Written February 29, 2020
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Bert V
Phoenix, AZ429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Various local handicrafts, like t-shirts, hammocks, paintings. Vendors ask for high tourist prices with some room for bargaining.
Written August 23, 2019
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ianf22
jakarta279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Loved our shopping trip here. It's a relaxed and friendly place with some great products and good prices. Definitely worth a visit.
Written January 1, 2019
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