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La Ciudadela

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Avenida Balderas y Plaza de la Ciudadela, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, 06040 | +52 55 5510 1828, Mexico
La Ciudadela Market in Mexico City
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Features
Value, Artisanal/handicrafts, Local designers and products

Mexico's distinct geographical regions are each known for specific types of crafts. In the state of Oaxaca, for example, there's black, glazed pottery, and in Chiapas, there are textile-based crafts. You can find both of them—and many other kinds of Mexican handcrafts—here. La Ciudadela is a large (but thankfully not overwhelming) market of artisanal goods in the Centro Histórico neighborhood. Whether you're looking for the talavera-style white-glazed, hand-painted plates and bowls from the state of Puebla or blown glass, woven rugs, or hand-crafted toys, vendors will be happy to sell to you. Bargaining is acceptable here, so don't be afraid to negotiate.

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