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Mercado de Artesanias

J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Gorgeous stuff... some higher quality items.

I really enjoyed this market. We didn't know about it when we first arrived, it was only in our... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
ringinthenewyear
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California
Good Mercado

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

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Alejandra M
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Although this market is known for its rugs, craftsmen sell many other items here.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good55%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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J.P. Garcia, Oaxaca, Mexico

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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

1  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

Thank Alejandra M
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Rynnyr
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Most of the other sites in town with the word "artisan" in the name are really just tourist trap sort of stores. This place, however, is different. It's a bit south of the heart of Oaxaca in a grittier, off the beaten path area. It's...More

1  Thank alsawo
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Half the fun of this market is chatting up the salespeople. There are lots of repetitions among the stalls, but you can find small hand-painted bowls for $2. I bought a colorful woven notebook cover with spiral notebook included for $9 that is a conversation...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Not being in the market for any of the products being sold, i breezed through the Artesannes fairly quickly. If you're in the market for this type of souvenir, this is your place.

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Excellent variety of handicrafts - some nicer than others. Take your time (don't rush through the market) go from stall to stall and chat with the stall owners. You can bargain but not too much as some artisans take offense. Great selection of embroidered blouses...More

1  Thank MG821
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Great location for textiles, embroidered blouses, coyotepec pottery, leather goods and rugs. Prices here are much better than the shops in town, so make sure to acquaint yourself with the costs of items here first before Not such a great selection of alebije animal carvings,...More

1  Thank Colcor5
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I started at this market on my souvenir shopping day, and I wish I had spent more time here. Quality varies between vendors, so it takes some time to sort through stacks of goods and select quality pieces. I ended up purchasing some embroidered pillows...More

2  Thank joyceroni
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I was searching for embroidered fabrics... After pricing many different stores all over Oaxaca, on my last day, I returned to the Mercado de Artesanias because the merchant's prices were less expensive. It's a great place to find a beautiful selection of textiles and clothes...More

5  Thank TravelinTG
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