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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  • September 30, 2017
    When compared with the airport products that are igualitos prices are by half or more for example a Cup you better 3 dollars and at the airport will cost only 5.5 close early most at 6 PM luckily mine played me some open at 8 pm. If you would recommend.
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  • September 29, 2017
    If you need to get souvenirs and handicraft it is worth the trip. The usual T-shirts, wooden artwork, scarves, hammock, handbags, etc Some items were expensive, so bargain!  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Is a place filled with handicrafts from all over Costa Rica, packed with colourful stalls, that make you bring many memories of this beautiful country.-the Boruca masks, you miss wood raft, are one of the artisan works most typical and beautiful place-located beside the Museum of Jade in San Jose, close to all tourist attractions.
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  • May 28, 2017
    Nice avenue of tourist tart. Colourful but nothing tempted me. Vendors were friendly and not pushy.
  • March 9, 2017
    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.
  • December 11, 2016
    This place has everything. It is a good one stop place for souvenirs. Selection is excellent, and lots of artisans outlet here too. Be ready to negotiate prices. Most merchants speak English, so this is a good place for tourists. It is also conveniently located near the National Museum.
  • March 17, 2017
    If you're looking for souvenirs this is the right place to go. Colorful eye-catching fabrics and handmade things everywhere.
  • January 3, 2017
    Excellent choices for all souvenir and gift needs. Shops willing to haggle and authenticate if Costa Rican or not. One artisan took a rink a part and re sized for me daughter on the spot. Both my teenagers, girl and boy enjoyed the experience.

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