Mercado de Artesanias "El Parián" (Parian Crafts Market), Puebla

Mercado de Artesanias "El Parián" (Parian Crafts Market), Puebla

Parian Crafts Market, or El Parian, is a crafts market in Puebla. It is the only traditional handcraft market in the city and one of the most-frequented tourist attractions.

El Parian first opened in 1760. It operated until the end of the 19th century. Most of the buildings of El Parian use traditional Puebla architecture, made of brick with Talavera tile accents ( a type of majolica pottery, distinguished by a milky-white glaze.)

The advent of the railroad caused the market to falter. El Parian turned into a flea market for over 100 years until it was revamped into the handicrafts market seen today. It has been in steady operation as a handcrafts market since 1961.

El Parian offers more than 100 stores and services. Handcrafts from around Mexico are available to peruse and buy. The typical offerings are pottery, clothing, leather, wood items, jewelry, silver, traditional candies, and Talavera pottery.

The market is open daily from 10 AM to 7:30 PM.

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Sight Name: Mercado de Artesanias "El Parián" (Parian Crafts Market)
Sight Location: Puebla, Mexico (See walking tours in Puebla)
Sight Type: Shopping
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