Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, San Jose

3.6
Haggle your way through Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, a colorful labyrinth of stalls packed with souvenirs and gifts to take home. Handcrafted jewelry, wood carvings, t-shirts, trinkets, hammocks, and many other items round out the list of goods. Claiming to be the largest collection of artisan crafts in the county and occupying an entire block of the city, the market offers plenty of browsing in the winding corridors of this open-air setting. Many local artists sell their crafts here; talk to the vendors to ensure that what has caught your eye is an authentic product of Costa Rica. Put Mercado Nacional de Artesanias into our San Jose day trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In my personal opinion the handicraft market does not have much variety, additionally stores usually belong to the same owners, and in some cases vary very few products., the prices for my taste are expensive.
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  • We had such a good time shopping here. It was fun checking out the local crafts. It can be a bit overwhelming, but it was definitely worth it. Of course, negotiate! Most of the owners were really nice...  more »
  • The photos are published here, couldn't find the handicrafts market that we visited, but I think that we would be talking about the same thing. The market where we were this in front of a square and descending a staircase, you found with artisans of all, things done in wood very nice, souvenir hats, and others. The wood products are all pretty and cute to take souvenir. It is good to ask the price, and if you buy more than one, ask for a discount. Some are animated, others are not, and to us that we did, we did very well! It is generally nice people who want to sell. And for that are going to look for something in memory, the place is great. If you go out there, visit it!
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  • Fun place to pick up various souvenirs
  • and small market but it has everything I will only recommend to pay with colones if you pay with dollars you'll end up paying more
  • Beautiful pieces of Costa Rican art available at reasonable prices. I recommend tourists to check it out.
  • Nice avenue of tourist tart. Colourful but nothing tempted me. Vendors were friendly and not pushy.
  • This is a fun artisan market. You can find almost anything to fit a variety of tastes. There are all kinds of crafts and beautiful objects. The key is to go through the market before buying anything. It's repetitive and you find that you can get a better bargain if you are patient.
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