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“Be Prepared for Bargaining”

Mercado Insurgentes de Artesanias y Plateria
Ranked #131 of 509 things to do in Mexico City
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Be Prepared for Bargaining”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Upscale, very nice merchandise from all over Mexico. Be prepared for every merchant to strongly urge you to enter into their area. It can be quite uncomfortable. I found several beautiful Mexican embroidered dresses. Their silver is lovely too.

Visited October 2013
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“A great market now easier to find!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

First and foremost thank you to all who responded to my various posts, as I could not find the place. If you are looking at a map,y ou see Londres and Liverpool run parallel to each other in the Zona Rosa. What you need to look for is calle Florencia so that you now have a crossstreet reference. If you are doing this by street number there is an entrance on Liverpool at number 167, and on Londres number at 154. The market takes up half a block and touches all three above named streets, however the entrances are very small and can bee asily overlooked. Hope this helps.
A great market where you can spend the better part of a day shopping for souvenirs, handcrafts and lots of silver. Check prices in two or three stalls or stands to get an idea before buying and ask for a card and/or the stall (local in Spanish) number so that you can find your way back again. If you are buying silver check for the .925 symbol and if you buy ask for a receipt so that if you have problems you can contact them or post on Tripadvisor. A stand I loved was 216 near the Liverpool entrance. Here you will find Don Paco, an old fashioned cobbler or shoe maker, who will shine or fix your shoes, fix a broken zipper on luggage and change the color of anything that is made of leather. He speaks some English and is a great font of information and a good craftsman. Tell him Luiza says hola!

Visited September 2013
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous find”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Was recommended to visit here by hotel concierge when I asked where to buy silver jewellery. Visited on four consecutive evenings and purchased a large amount - many pieces are weighed to give the price but there's room to barter. The larger stalls seems to charge 6% for using credit cards where's smaller stalls don't. Fabulous designs - many of them produced in very limited quantities and very good value compared to prices I the UK.

Other handicrafts are also available but it was silver heaven for me! Sad to say have bought several Christmas gifts in June!

Visited June 2013
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Beverly Hills, California
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“Best Selection of Jewelry”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

One of the better bazars in Mex. City. Compact covered labyrinth of small stalls. You're guarenteed to get lost in the maze, part of the fun. Best of the markets for better quality selection of jewelry. You can bargain if you know the price. Some good vendors of Talavera Mexican ceramics (Look for the Talavera signature on the back). Also a good place to find an assortment of traditional souveniers. It's in the Zona Rosa between Londres and Liverpool, Metro Insurgentes. Have fun!

Visited March 2013
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