Mercado de Artesanías de la Ciudadela

Address: Emilio Donde, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Latitude: 19.4304960

Longitude: -99.1495300

Time Zone: Mexico Central Standard Time

Categories: Attraction, Shopping

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The definite place to visit if you want to buy curios or mementos of your stay in Mexico City. Easy to get there as it is quite close to the major hotels in Reforma, and within the second quarter of the Centro Histórico (the city's ancestral downtown), it features a plethora of handcrafts and (mainly) the valley's major ethnic groups--and the a few coming form "nearby" regions.

The offered goods go from the unexpensive typical earings and necklaces made of seeds and wood flakes to the amazing silver jewelry, the bead jewelry by the Huicholes, to the nice beaten copper mirrors and pans, caceroles and caldrouns, to the tacky sombreros none of us use here, but tourists from every corner of the world find fascinating!

If you want a few traditional things to take back home for your friends and family, this certainly is the place you need to visit.
It has a wide range of gifts for everyone. From the simple key chain to the elaborate chess board and clothing. There is an extensive collection of gifts that can include traditional Mexican clothing like the typical Mariachi hat or the zarape. All here. Along the way there can be other gifts like bottles filled with boats or traditional foot wear. Lots of jewelry available and food nearby. A great place to bring back something nice.

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