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Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Great place to buy souvenirs

Centrally located downtown within walking distance of many places. I would recommend you buy here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle R
Best for souvenirs

I went here twice because I didn't want to miss anything. There are so many choices and they don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“great market”(15 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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located downtown within walking distance of many places. I would recommend you buy here first since you can still bargain with some vendors and have wide variety of items. Not the place for "fine" items excepts for some booths but can get great t-shirt,...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here twice because I didn't want to miss anything. There are so many choices and they don't hard sell. You can even ask for a discount. I bought 15 lucha libre masks which my officemates loved!

Thank ginvlanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love a good market but often find them very tacky and touristy. This was only a 20min walk from my hotel and a great way to spend a hour or so. Lots of quality craft here and after spending 2wks in Mexico, it had...More

1  Thank gembawamba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a nice place to find and buy handcrafts, you can buy expensive things for you home or just get nie and cheap souvenirs for friends back home. Always ask for a discount, don´t forget!

Thank Margarita V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's good about ciudadela is convenience - you see pretty much the full range of typical Mexican handicrafts at one spot, plenty of selection. In terms of quality - medium: the museum store of the Museo de Artes Populares has much better, and Fonart has...More

Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you aren't up for the frenetic La Merced, this is a wonderful, quiet market to get loads of traditional crafts. I went alone and rode Ecobici right up to the market entrance. Don't be afraid to bargain. Everything is negotiable if you have cash....More

Thank SuperChickieMuscles
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Not so large as to be overwhelming like some markets. We really enjoyed the low pressure sales attitude at this market. The vendors were very helpful, pointing us to other vendors when they didn't have what we were looking for. Great high quality crafts.

Thank reptar
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So many goodies to choose from. Great place for souvenirs! A colorful experience. I highly recommend it!

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great place to browse the stores and maybe pick up a few things.Its generally pretty laid back with the stall owners letting you look around without giving you the hard sell and trying to drag you into their stalls.A lot of the stalls are selling...More

2  Thank Mhs68
Reviewed 29 July 2018

They have a pretty good selection, not necessarily a lot of different things, but you can find a lot. You cab do some bargaining too, but not as much as some other places. I went here on my last day in Mexico, just in case...More

1  Thank eht57
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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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9 August 2018|
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Response from Miho E | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I did not see the fabrics at Ciudadera. If you are looking for the fabrics for crafting, I think the local people shop at the chain store called Parisina. Google “la parisina” The webpage of la Parisina should... More
2 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.