Mercado Modelo, Santo Domingo

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Find an abundance of Dominican products at numerous shops and stalls inside Mercado Modelo. Shop until you drop as you sort through an abundance of cigars, local jewelry, liquor, produce, and artworks. Bring a strong bargaining game, as you'll have to haggle with merchants to get a cheap price. To visit Mercado Modelo on your holiday in Santo Domingo, and find out what else Santo Domingo has to offer, use our Santo Domingo online trip builder .
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  • The market model of Santo Domingo is the most varied and economic place that exists across the country to buy gifts and reminders of the country.
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  • Nothing much. Useless stuff, not even local spices. Feet iskusali us bed bugs. It is better to buy local souvenirs, the market for tourists. Even cinnamon Cassia, proved to be fake product.
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  • My trip was March 7, 2018. We stop at the Mercado Modelo to buy some souvenirs to bring back to the states. My sister bought a painting and had it stretch for 400 pesos. That is right! 400 Dominican p...  more »
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  • This is away from the tourist trap places but close enough to zona colonial. We found it safe. Got a more genuine experience of Santo Domingo vibe.
  • All stores have pretty much same items. Front store to the right has a bathroom, and nice options.
  • For sure you will find local stuff that you can't find almost anywhere else but be careful and negotiate prices because you can find much cheaper what they arr trying to sell you. I bought earings of larimar for 300 pesos, initially they wsnted to sell me the same ones in another shop for 2000 pesos...
  • Great market to find typical Dominican crafts at a very good price
  • Everything is pretty pricey in there the thing that I don't understand is how they underpay people here and the food everything is prices of the United States I don't understand that most of the stuff is more expensive than in the United States I would not recommend people to come here but unless it's the last choice
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