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Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela

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Address: Calle Baldera 6 | Enrico Martinez, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
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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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You will find what you need here

Lots to look at. It is in the shade which was nice. People don't bug you too much which is nice. If you know what you want you will be ok. Prices are pretty much the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to look at. It is in the shade which was nice. People don't bug you too much which is nice. If you know what you want you will be ok. Prices are pretty much the same whichever vendor you go to. We took a taxi here

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large market area for souvenir type shopping. Hundreds of stalls selling soil at type of stuff. Combine it with a visit to the Rivero museum which is a few minutes walk away

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Cranbrook, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Balderas metro, the market is a short walk north. The metro exits into a park where there are often food stalls. I enjoyed the custard filled pastries. The road towards the markets is filled with various stalls selling similar trinkets as well as books and games. The market itself is a series of covered lanes, two running in a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are thinking about getting a souvenir or whatever gift for your family or friends or lover or wife or husband. Her you will get it for a very good price.

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Leesburg, Florida
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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Reviewed 4 March 2017 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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Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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Toronto
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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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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 be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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