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    Street vendors

    by fairy_dust Updated Jan 6, 2014
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    There are a lot of street vendors in Colonia, and they sell all sorts of things - t-shirts, jewelry (including hand-made wire jewelry), religious items, mate gourds, cute little souvenirs, etc. You can pay either in Uruguayan or Argentine pesos, though the price will be different for each.

    What to buy: I bought a pair of ebony earrings shaped like cats.

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    Manos del Uruguay: Finest Uruguayan Knitwear

    by dutchesspdx Written Sep 7, 2012

    I found this shop in old town on my first trip to Colonia. It is one of the more expensive shops but the quality of the goods is bar none. Uruguay produces a particularly high quality wool yarn that is thick and in wonderful jewel tones. This shop had dozens of items made with the Uruguayan yarn and the items were stunning.

    I bought my mother a shawl and she absolutely loved it. She has had people stop her on the street to ask where she got it.

    This is a don't miss.

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    Feria Artesanal de la Ciudad: Handicraft Market

    by DSwede Written Jan 28, 2012
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    The handicraft market is an open air market with several different clusters of booths and kiosks. Many of the booths sell the same style things, so it would be best to walk around, compare quality, price and designs before you purchase.

    What to buy: There are lots of typical souviners like t-shirts, post cards and trinkets. But there are also much more specifically local things like handmade mate tea cups and drinking spoon/straws. There are also many carved wood statues, collectors magnets, knitted clothes, etc.

    What to pay: Prices are typically marked in Uruguayan Pesos, Argentinian Pesos and US Dollars. Bartering is not typical, but you may be able to work a discount. Cost is much less in the handicraft market than in the stores in the historical center.

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    good shops

    by VolsUT Written Dec 5, 2009

    Many shops to buy anything from home furnishings to local tourist junk. Many shops offer hand made wooden collectiable for your home. Others offer paintings and of couse leater items of good quility. Be sure to check them all out some offer supprises.

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    Penelope: Women's Knitwear

    by mircaskirca Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Before my visit of Colonia I did not imagine I would find any knitwear in Uruguay. While exploring Plaza Mayor area I passed by Penelope, an interesting boutique shop selling women's knitwear made mainly of wool.

    And that was not all. When I entered the shop I immediately caught sight of a very beautiful purple zip sweater with the hood, just suchlike that I was unsuccessfully trying to find here for some time. And besides, the price was really good.

    No need to say that later on that day I returned and bought the sweater. It is still my favourite one :)))

    What to buy: woolen pullovers, sweaters and ponchos

    What to pay: from 15 to 30 euros

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    El Tambor: The Shop Enchants with Its Incredible Charm

    by mircaskirca Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    Pick up some Uruguayan art and crafts that you can find in many galleries, boutiques and little shops in Barrio Historico. The pleasant surrounding and calm life have always inspired local artists to create all kinds of crafts, unique pieces of art that you won't find anywhere else.

    The colourful buildings and shops themselves are already attractive enough to make a visit. And when you enter some of these charming little shops you just have to love them. I was especially enchanted at El Tambor.

    What to buy: A great selection of diverse styles of art, from paintings, ceramics to wood sculptures and other beautiful handmade products are on display. Instruments and candomble drums can also be found here.

    The selection of souvenirs is endless and it's hard to leave the shop without buying at least a nice ceramic fridge magnet or some other lovely little thing.

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    Mercado del Sol: Mercado del Sol

    by mvtouring Written May 16, 2006

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    If you feel like fruit or something light then pop into the local supermarkets which is no more that your old fashioned corner shop. They are extremely helpfull even though they do not speak your language. was quite amazed at me buying some milk.

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    Along The Main Street.

    by yeikloen Written Sep 6, 2004

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    There are quite a number of shoe shop around Colonia. Most of them are located on the main road away from the old city.

    What to buy: Leather Shoes are quite cheap, so far Colonia has the cheapest leather shoe that I have seen and I thought other place might be cheaper but I was wrong.

    What to pay: USD10 for a leather loofers

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    Various: Great handicrafts

    by acemj Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    I can't remember the name of the shop, but I ended up buying a few nice handicrafts at the place in this picture. It's a good idea to browse at a few shops in the historic center before you actually buy something. The quality seems to vary from shop to shop. The shops on the whole were very conducive to browsing with shelves stocked with really interesting little bowls and mugs and picture frames and interesting artistic objects.

    What to buy: Whatever you can fit in your suitcase.

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    Duty Free on boat: Shopping on the water

    by acemj Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    The Buquebus boats all have duty free shops onboard, so if you just have to have that bottle of whiskey before you get to Colonia, feel free to buy it. You'll also find jewelry, clothing and other products here.

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    Near Plaza Mayo: Pottery ,Art and Handicrafts

    by easterntrekker Written Dec 6, 2010

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    There are some really colourful little shops around Plaza Mayo .They see lots of handicrafts and artwork . We are travelling solight we had to be content with just window shopping.

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    Buying really ugly little witches

    by mvtouring Written May 16, 2006

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    I collect withces but this one was really so ugly, that the closest I got to it was to just take a photo. I am sure that she will find a good home someday.

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