Mercado Municipal De Artesanias

Mercado Municipal De Artesanias, San Jose: Hours, Address, Mercado Municipal De Artesanias Reviews: 4/5

Mercado Municipal De Artesanias

Mercado Municipal De Artesanias
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Jatiel I
21 contributions
Disappointed
Jul. 2021
A little disappointed in the market. I was looking at more made in Costa Rica items with a lot of difference between the vendors. What I got was a lot of vendors with similar items. It was hard to find unique items (which we did), but it was hard. At least the vendors were not pushy and were nice.
Written July 13, 2021
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Sofia
26 contributions
Too much "hard sell"
Jan. 2021 • Solo
I visited this market mainly to kill some time and have a look and why not, maybe even buy something if I found something nice and unique. The market was very quiet so all vendors had nothing to do and wouldn't stop talking to me even when I was saying I wasn't interested. And it's a lot of vendors, so after being nice to the first three and wasting like 15 minutes talking to them I decided I don't want to do that. All I wanted was some quiet time to observe myself but that was impossible. I had to try and avoid eye contact and rush out or I'd spend an hour there just listening to them talk and try to convince me to buy cheap, mass-produced souvenirs. I did find a couple of things I liked but the vendors were so pushy that I didn't feel like buying.
Written January 27, 2021
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Richard W
Edinburgh, UK630 contributions
Interesting market
Mar. 2020
We visited this old market with a guide on a walking tour of central San Jose. It houses a large number of traders offering a huge range of products. We sampled a delicious tortilla and superb ice cream. Definitely worth a visit.
Written March 24, 2020
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Gracias por su visita estamos a sus a sus órdenes
Written June 15, 2020
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Planner4life
67 contributions
100 +/- stalls, all with the same "made in China-type" touristy souvenirs
Feb. 2020
Sensory overload of junky trinkets and fast-talking vendors. Stall after stall of all the same thing. With the "Artesnias" we were expecting / hoping for even just a bit of local-made items, but not! Don't waste your time. The main Mercado is superior experience - mostly food, basic items, etc., but a few gems here and there - good for buying spices, coffee, etc.
Written March 6, 2020
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ITravelSun
Atlanta, GA155 contributions
Amazing if your looking for Hammocks
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Was pleasantly surprised to stumble across Rigo Shine Hammock shop. Brought two back with me. The other shop owners are helpful and will customize anything for you.
Written February 23, 2020
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Debbie Card
Dallas, TX8 contributions
Gift shopping
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Good place to buy gifts for friends and family. Anything from hammocks to table runners, toys & dolls to T-shirts and purses.
Written February 21, 2020
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Turkey6,114 contributions
Shopping is the downside of Costa Rica
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Shopping is the downside of Costa Rica.
Everything is similar to those in neighboring countries and twice or 3 times more expensive. We visited this market next to a nice park and found nothing worth buying unlike Guatemala, Cuba or Nicaragua.
Written February 18, 2020
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Lindsey H
Tampa, FL39 contributions
Fun stop in every trip!
Feb. 2020 • Couples
My husband is from CR so we go frequently and this is always our last stop before heading home. It is the best place to buy any of the things you see at other gift shops and stops for an amazing price. Never take the first price or offer someone gives you and do a full walk through before buying from anyone to see what everyone else has. Cash helps with bargaining.
Written February 12, 2020
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Debra D
Hollywood, CA51 contributions
Souvenir
Dec. 2019
This is the place to buy cheap souvenirs. They had many of the same products I brought at stops along our tour, but for lower prices.
Written January 3, 2020
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LeAnn H
Miami, FL117 contributions
Best Place to buy souvenirs in San Jose
Oct. 2019
This market is jammed packed with souvenirs of all varieties. Be sure to park as close as you can because the surrounding area is not good. Be sure your valuables are secure and do not wear jewelry walking downtown.
Written December 4, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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