Mar Del Plata Shops, Mar del Plata (Self Guided)

Shopping in Mar del Plata is mostly concentrated in the center which has various specialty stores and lovely boutiques from which to buy. Tourists can also visit some shopping malls and open markets where they will find numerous local items, interesting souvenirs and leather goods. Visitors can try to find everything they're looking for in an hour or spend days browsing the shopping areas. Take the following walking tour and discover the shopping delights of Mar del Plata.
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Mar Del Plata Shops Map

Guide Name: Mar Del Plata Shops
Guide Location: Argentina » Mar del Plata (See other walking tours in Mar del Plata)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: karenl
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La Tienda del Artesan

1) La Tienda del Artesan

Here in this exciting shopping area visitors will find lots of wonderful and inexpensive jewelry, unique gifts, antique souvenirs and plenty more. La Tienda del Artesan is situated close to other famous shopping areas, where you'll find a large collection of specialty shops and markets. It is a great place to pop in and see the beautiful items made of wood, ceramics, pottery, beads and different antique accessories.
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Feria de los Artesanos

2) Feria de los Artesanos

Locals recommend tourists go shopping at Feria de los Artesanos in Mar del Plata, which is open every afternoon. Located on Plaza San Martin, vendors from all around the town sell glass work, woodwork, lovely jewelry, pottery, toys, candles, textiles and antique accessories. The market is the perfect place for local artisans to display their talent through exclusive handicrafts. Don't miss the chance to visit it and pick up a fine handmade article to take home from Mar del Plata.
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Diagonal de Los Artesanos

3) Diagonal de Los Artesanos

Located just one block from the Cathedral of Mar del Plata, at the end of Plaza San Martin, the market is held daily and offers everything from ceramics, leather, and jewelry to glassware, antique souvenirs, woodwork and educational toys. Visitors will also find artistic handicrafts, kitchenware, figurines and items made from iron. The best artisans display their beautiful crafts at affordable prices and it's a fun place to browse, even if you aren’t planning to purchase anything.
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Mercado de Pulgas

4) Mercado de Pulgas

Located on Plaza Rocha, the vintage market sells unique items including antique furniture, books, lamps, coins, kitchen products and all kinds of articles. In addition, the streets where the market is located are full of specialty shops selling clothes and different antique accessories. Complete your collection at this market where you’ll discover not only beautiful items, but also a love for and interest in antiques and the city's past.

Walking Tours in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Mar del Plata

Create Your Own Walk in Mar del Plata

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mar del Plata is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Mar del Plata Landmarks

Mar del Plata Landmarks

Mar Del Plata is a well-known tourist city. It offers a picturesque view of the history of its people through its interesting historic sites, stunning architecture, art and landmarks. Here is a list of Mar del Plata's most prominent landmarks that you should take into consideration in your walking tour.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 km
Southern Mar del Plata Walking Tour

Southern Mar del Plata Walking Tour

Mar del Plata offers tourists an excellent opportunity for relaxation through its spas, beaches and amusement complexes which can accommodate visitors' preferences and budgets. As one of most beautiful towns, its numerous parks, reservations, famous squares and other green spaces with colorful flora give visitors a stunning landscape. Take the following tour to discover some great stops for...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Known primarily for its stunning beaches and surf breaks, Mar del Plata is also an architecture-rich destination set on the Argentinean Atlantic coast. Some of the city's elegant late-19th-early-20th-century buildings now house museums, theaters, hotels and other attractions. If you have a taste for architecture, follow this walk and enjoy the alternate side of Mar del Plata resort!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Mar del Plata Downtown Tour II

Mar del Plata Downtown Tour II

Mar del Plata is a major town for cultural attractions for tourists. For those interested in art and culture, there are theaters which provide live music and great cultural performances, as well as a large number of museums with interesting artifacts on display. Take the following tour to learn more about the culture of Mar del Plata.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Mar del Plata Downtown Tour I

Mar del Plata Downtown Tour I

Mar del Plata is a fascinating seaside province with plenty of historical buildings, imposing landmarks, stunning churches, and an unforgettable Latin atmosphere. The most outstanding attractions include Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia, Chateau Frontenac Hotel and Edificio Demetrio Eliades. Take the following tour to discover the most outstanding attractions in downtown Mar del Plata!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Mar del Plata for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Mar del Plata has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Mar del Plata, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.