Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Mexico City

It would be a pity to leave Mexico City without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Mexico City, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City (See other walking tours in Mexico City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: Daniel
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Mercado Lagunilla

1) Mercado Lagunilla

La Lagunilla Market is a traditional public market in Mexico City, located about ten blocks north of the city’s main plaza, in a neighborhood called La Lagunilla. The market is one of the largest in the city and consists of three sections: one for clothing, one for furniture and one for foodstuffs, mostly selling to lower income customers. The market is surrounded by small stores and street vendors, many specializing in furniture and dresses and other needs for formal occasions. Mercado...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dulceria de Celaya

2) Dulceria de Celaya

What to buy here: Mexican Chocolate.

Cultivated from the cacao tree, the first known culinary use of chocolate occurred in Mexico. In fact, the origination of the word “cacao” traces back to the Olmec tribe, which lived in the modern areas of Chiapas, Veracruz and Tabasco. All the ancient Mexican tribes incorporated chocolate in their daily lives and spiritual rituals, as cacao was known as the “gods’ food.” For example, the Mayas included chocolate in their elaborate wedding...   view more
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Arte Mexicano Para el Mundo

3) Arte Mexicano Para el Mundo

What to buy here: Día de los Muertos decorations.

Typically celebrated on November 1st each year, Día de los Muertos, is a popular Mexican holiday that focuses on remembering loved ones and friends. On this day, Mexicans traditionally create altars in their homes or cemeteries that are decorated with candles, photos of deceased loved ones, colored paper hangings, pan de muerto (bread of the dead that is slightly sweet and features orange and anise flavors), different food and drinks that...   view more
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Zócalo Market

4) Zócalo Market (must see)

Zócalo Market is located to the right of the Cathedral. It can be recognized by its many colorful umbrellas. Here you will find a wide range of products, as well as souvenirs to take home from trip to Mexico City. Stroll through the hundreds of vendors and see what they have to...   view more
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Las Fábricas de Mexico

5) Las Fábricas de Mexico

What to buy here: Mexican Artisan Textiles.

Mexico is renowned for its handmade textiles made by local artisans. You can choose from napkins, placemats, tablecloths, baby blankets, pillow cases and other types of textiles made from cotton, linen, gauze and lace. Whether you prefer intricate designs or simple patterns, you can find them all in Mexico City. You can also choose from solid white materials or colored versions. Most Mexican textiles reflect the pre-Hispanic artful traditions of...   view more
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Mercado de la Merced

6) Mercado de la Merced

The largest retail market in Mexico is the La Merced market. It is the oldest commercial hub of Mexico City and exists from the early colonial period when traders from other Spanish colonies came to buy and sell commodities.

The Mercado de la Merced is located on the grounds of a monastery that was once the home of the order of Mercedarians. The market lies to the East of the Zocalo and was once the biggest wholesale market in Mexico. At the end of the 18th century the entire area was one...   view more
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Mercado Sonora

7) Mercado Sonora

The Mercado de Sonora is a unique market in Mexico City. The market has stalls that not only sell fresh fruits and vegetables but traditional herbs, magical potions and other indigenous Mexican spiritual objects.

The Mercado de Sonora is located in Colonia Merced Balbuena neighborhood of Venustiano Carranza Burrough in Mexico City. The indoor market is one of the many public markets built by the city to regulate retail commerce. The institution was officially opened in 1957. The building...   view more

Walking Tours in Mexico City, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mexico City 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.
Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, and Papalote Children Museum. Take this walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Far from the standard supermarkets and fashionable malls, discover the uniqueness of traditional Mexican markets. These are not just markets, but lessons in culture and history. They may not provide full-package service but a walk here is a real experience that will brighten up your day. You will not leave empty-handed from here, for sure. Take this walking tour to explore some of the best traditional shopping venues in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City

Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City

Mexico City is considered a great vacation destination, featuring something interesting and entertaining for everyone. The landmarks here are amazing and the architecture is impressive and unique. Every religious building in this city is a part not only of Mexican religion but also of Mexican culture and life. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most famous churches in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Historic Center Walk

Historic Center Walk

Mexico City is a populous, high-altitude capital of Mexico, renowned for its wealth of history and tradition. The local landmarks are numerous and include, among others, the Baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, home to the historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of these are found in and near Plaza de la Constitución, the enormous main square of the city commonly referred to as the Zócalo. To see what else is there in the Historic Center of Mexico City, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Mexico City's Nightlife

Mexico City's Nightlife

Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world and also one of the most populated. Its nightlife is all about amazing music, great drinks and spectacular fun. The music here is mainly a combination of Spanish and English-language rock, electronic music, some Latin/Caribbean music, Latin pop, and sometimes traditional Mexican music. Take this walking tour to enjoy the unique nightlife experience in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Mexico City without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Mexico City, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km

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