Large craft market full of stalls and mini shops offering the whole gamut of Mexican crafts at very reasonable prices.
What to buy: Anything and everything you are into to - dyed sarapes, tin ware, fantastically kitsch Day of the Dead stuff, lacquerware, silver jewelry, masks, basketware.
What to pay: You can of course bargain, although remember that the prices are already lower than other parts of Mexico City anyway.
Address: Corner of Avenues Banderas & Donde
Directions: South of Alemeda Central
At the square next to the Cathedral Metropolitana, you see kind of an Indian market. So this is a place where you can buy all kind of Indian souvenirs. You can see the local Indians in traditional dresses making all kind of handicraft.
Address: Square next to the Cathedral
There are several large malls in Mexico City. The nicest of them are Centro Comercial (CC) Santa Fe, Parque Duraznos in Bosques (small but ultra-modern), Pabellon Bosques (not so much for shopping than ice skating :), CC Perisur, Palacio de Hierro in Polanco, CC Plaza Satelite (huge and crowded), Mundo E (in Satelite with a couple of discos).
This arts market is across from Plaza Jose Morelos and has anything you could possibly want in terms of souveniers to bring home.
Address: Balderas & Donde
- Arts and Culture
- Budget Travel
Recognizable by it's triangular shape.. Lots of great stores in here, with 3 floors of shopping. There's a Palacio del Hierro (upscale department store) and a Zara's to name but a few.
Directions: Moliere between Horacio and Homero