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Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

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Local Crafts

Great place to pick up local crafts for souvenirs. You can watch some of the artisans making their... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Kitchener, Canada
Nothing inspiring here

Only a few stall-holders were open and the place lacked any atmosphere or customers. There is... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Christopher S
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  • Average21%
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28 Sep 2018
“Local Crafts”
6 May 2017
“Nothing inspiring here”
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Great place to pick up local crafts for souvenirs. You can watch some of the artisans making their items to sell. If you want a deal you have to work them down or just walk away. Lots of cometition in the area.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Only a few stall-holders were open and the place lacked any atmosphere or customers. There is nothing here that isn't available at any other souvenir vendor around Panama and you would likely find it cheaper.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I’m from Panama but I live here in the USA, the Panama Viejo Artisanal Market , have very good and decent prices, plus the articles that are sold there are hand maid by Panamamenias , not made in China, so for dose people that say...More

4  Thank Shawron R
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We visited here while touring Panama Viejo. Not worth your time. It's over priced and doesn't have anything you can't find anywhere else.

1  Thank mermerky
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This so-called artisan market is situated right next to the visitor centre for Panama la Vieja (the old original Panama City site, prior to its sacking by Welshman, Henry Morgan, a notorious pirate in 1671). To be honest, Morgan would have found little of interest...More

2  Thank Sox299
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I only stopped in because it is adjacent to Panama Viejo, ruins from the original Spanish settlement. The Mercado has nothing that you won't find in any number of souvenir shops around the city. Don't make a special trip or you will be disappointed.

1  Thank RodMac
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This market is the best place to buy great quality Panamanian crafts at reasonable prices. Some Artists demonstrate their talents and all are friendly and helpful. I had a great time shopping with my family.

1  Thank TraceyTullis
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Very convenient location, just near the Museo de Sitio Panama Viejo and close to the area where the ruins are - three tourist spots in one city trip. Easy to get there by bs if you have a tarjeta. We took the bus from the...More

4  Thank ElenaIS
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I love to buy art and crafts directly from the people who make them. While there are many places in Panama City where one can buy these things, it is not always clear the source. The day I spent at Casco Viejo was truly a...More

2  Thank TheDocIsOut
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