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Address: Calle 6 Norte 205, Puebla 72000, Mexico
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Can you say kitsch?

Since I live in Southern California, I've seen these types of markets in Tijuana and Olvera Street in L.A. Walking the aisles reminded me of them but with much more in the way of... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
andyhein
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San Diego, Ca.
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Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This outdoor market had tens of shops selling excellent Mexican style clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs. The shop owners were friendly and very accommodating and were never pushy. Some good bargains to be got here though most prices are fairly fixed.It was also never too crowded so very comfortable to walk around. Try the local ice cream which included a mezcal... More 

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San Diego, Ca.
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Since I live in Southern California, I've seen these types of markets in Tijuana and Olvera Street in L.A. Walking the aisles reminded me of them but with much more in the way of Talavera offerings since this is the city renowned for this particular ceramic style. Good spot to get those quick easy items to take back to family.

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Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A nice place to walk around. Lots of handmade crafts and paintings for sale. Also nearly every stand or shop sells local sweets!

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Thank ToyotaAdventureros
Silver Spring, MD
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184 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very nice market, picked up some Talavera style tiles here. A great place for anyone shopping for some decent souvenirs.

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Albany, California
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

great place to buy talavera! careful with cheap versions. bartering is okay but not always,depends on the store. nice museum near there.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Mercado el Parain is a nice little market just a few blocks from the zocalo. A lot of typical tourist souvenir items with perhaps a bit of authentic art and craft items. The restaurants are pretty good and are priced more reasonable than those around the zocalo.

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Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It doesn't seem like they like to negotiate too much. Prices are decent but about average when compared to other markets. Would recommend checking it out, they have tons of stuff.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This market is full of different crafts and traditional candy. If you are looking for a cheap souvenirs you will find many options here. However, if you are looking to buy high quality and real traditional pieces, I recommend you go directly to the ceramic workshops. The pieces here are colorful but doesnt compare to the real ones, which are... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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618 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I was here on the weekend and then again during the week. I was just passing through on both occasions and the experiences were vastly different. I would recommend avoiding this area on the weekend when it is miserably crowded if a weekday is an option. The items that were for sale were kitschy and touristy. I bought a magnet... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a nice place to walk around, but don't go here if you are looking to buy high quality crafts. As it happens, this targets mostly to tourist and it has sadly loss a bit of its charm. Since it is right in the city center it is a fun space to walk around

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