If you love to shop, or if you simply want some good quality, locally-made artisan crafts as souvenirs from your time in Mexico City, then a visit to Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela (Ciudadela Artisan Market) is a must.
Often just referred to as La Ciudadela, the daily market in the city center is known for its reasonable prices and variety of stalls. It is a covered market that surrounds a central open air area that has a restaurant where you can grab a refreshing drink or bite to eat. You can find similar types of products at various stalls so don’t be afraid to browse throughout the market before you buy and then barter with the vendors for the best price. Some of the goods you’ll come across at La Ciudadela are colorful blankets, sombreros, purses and other textiles. You’ll also find a plethora of pottery, homewares and artwork. Or search for the perfect piece of jewelry to remember your visit to Mexico City by.
Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela is located in Cuauhtémoc Center off of Calle de Balderas. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.