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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Address: Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Phone Number:
55101828
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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For a great selection of Mexican crafts, visit the Ciudadela, four blocks...

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 worth quite a chunk of time if you want the full tour. There are some great comedores (food stalls) if you need a pick-me-up snack or beverage.

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I went here with my friend who is Mexican. She has been to all of the mercados here in Mexico city, and she says this one is currently the best. It's all on one floor, which is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my friend who is Mexican. She has been to all of the mercados here in Mexico city, and she says this one is currently the best. It's all on one floor, which is a plus to me as I have arthritis and hurt quite a bit. I found everything i was looking for. It is not... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on our last morning to pick up a few items to take home. We arrived right at 10am (opening time) but there were only a few vendors actually open at that time. Over the course of the next hour, more and more opened up but when we left at 11:30, all were still not open. We were... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in February 2017, there are plenty of souvenirs all very colorful as is the Mexican culture : cushions, throws , mugs, shirts, dresses and so on. I was in Mexico before and had bought some cushions in Cancun, Ciudadela is much better as you find more options and the price is at least 40 % cheaper than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Find this hidden away alley chock full of vendors. Anything small or large and reasonably priced can be found here. Support the local people. Great place for gifts to take home. A delight to visit even if shopping isn't your thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here looking for skulls and catarinas. There is a very large selection of skulls, a lot of the little shops here have them in many colours, sizes and designs. Make sure to go right to the back of the market, that's where we ended up finding the nicest ones. It's quiet on Sundays as not all the shops/stalls... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a tonne of time to spend in the market but we found some interesting stuff... not much difference aisle to aisle but found some really nice leather bags and delicious aguas fresca.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I thought it would be like the mercado in Guadalajara, no such luck, lots of beautiful art, actually more paintings than anything else, a little hard to put in your suitcase. Not nearly as large as I would have expected. I was disappointed because I really wanted to buy something, nothing jumped out at me. We did see the... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place has everything in mass quantity. You should be able to find everything that you are looking for in terms of handicrafts.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The mercado is worth a visit for people who love handicrafts. Everything can be found: hats, ponchos, bags, cloths, souvenirs. The restaurant in the center offers delicious food at very good prices. Best guacamole !!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were given a recommendation to go here from a friend who had been living in Mexico City for 5 years now and we were not disappointed. Having visited such markets in other major cities around the glove this market is no different. A large indoor/outdoor area fillet with vendors selling Mexican fold art and souvenirs. In addition you will... More 

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