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Hunt for Souvenirs

This is a good place to find souvenirs. Don’t forget to barter. You must look carefully. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Good place to shop for Oaxaca hand crafts

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shops don't start opening up until at least 10:30-11:00am because most people are arriving from Mitla, or neighboring pueblos, but it's well worth the wait. If you appreciate anything done by hand, this is the place to get it. Deals can usually be struck,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit Mercado de Artesanias, Mercado Benito Juarez, and Mercado 20 de Noviembre......This will give you the full flavor of the richness of Oaxaca.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to find souvenirs. Don’t forget to barter. You must look carefully. There is a lot of junk, even stuff from China. But there is also treasure. I found a couple of traditional blouses I really like.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this artisanal market after shopping in an artisanal street fair, several shops, and along thoroughfares in the city center. I particularly wanted table linens, a wool bag, and a wool vest for my husband, but they had everything you could find in any...More

2  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I live in Oaxaca and buy lots of things for myself, friends, etc., and one of my main sources is the Mercado de Artesania. Though one does have to be careful (sadly, it is true that many things supposedly handmade in Oaxaca are now being...More

2  Thank agavebeat
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re a German backpacker or an elderhostel bus tripper, this might be for you. You can get the kind of tourist junk that is often made in China, bargain your heart out and think you had an authentic experience. However, if you want actual...More

4  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 16 February 2018

After many visits to Oaxaca, we still go back to this market for textiles. We find it less crowded and more pleasant that 23erd of November. If you are looking for Oaxacan textiles, you will find a nice selection of mid-range choices. There are several...More

2  Thank captvic4
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I really enjoyed this market. We didn't know about it when we first arrived, it was only in our last few days of our trip that we found it as it's not by the main market. We had to ask directions a few times. The...More

5  Thank ringinthenewyear
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Its a good market, but you can find more options at Mercado Juarez that is really close. Excellent choice to find cheap products

1  Thank Alejandra M
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this market as its a collective and all the items are made locally. They don't pressure you and it's not too busy so you can actually browse.

2  Thank Rynnyr
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