Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City (See other walking tours in Mexico City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Author: Daniel
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Mercado de Artesanias San Juan

1) Mercado de Artesanias San Juan

Mercado de Artesanias San Juan features many original and traditional handicrafts like pottery, fabric, pewter, wood, silver, precious and semi-precious stones, amate paper and leather. The market has over 100 stores that focus on Mexican hand made...   view more
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Mercado de La Ciudadela

2) Mercado de La Ciudadela

Mercado de La Ciudadela is a market place where you will find all kinds of local crafts like jewelry, clothes, embroidery, woollen goods, big Mexican sombreros, and pottery. Bargaining is pretty much expected here but pay attention to the quality of the merchandise.

What to buy here: Decorative Catholic Cross.

As Mexico is a devoutly Catholic nation, visitors will most likely visit many ornate cathedrals during their visits. Depictions of the Last Supper, as well as rosaries are found in...   view more
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Artesanos de México

3) Artesanos de México

What to buy here: Talavera pottery.

Talavera is glazed, decoratively-painted Mexican earthenware that is a blend of Spanish and pre-Hispanic designs, colors and pieces, including decorative figurines and functional pieces, such as pot holders, serving dishes, vases, spoon rests, and flower pots. It is primarily made in the town of Puebla, which is also known as the “City of Tiles” because it has the colorful tile work on many of the buildings. Talavera was first introduced to Mexico by...   view more
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Mercado de Artesanias Insurgentes

4) Mercado de Artesanias Insurgentes

What to buy here: Mayan or Aztec Calendar.

The Mayans and Aztecs contributed many things to modern society, such as their timekeeping devices. Calendars and the significance of the day and the astrological elements were extremely important to both of these indigenous cultures. In fact, calendars were also used as divination tools. In both indigenous cultures, babies were often named by the deity that ruled the day on the calendar. While visitors may not believe in these systems, they can...   view more
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Arte Prehispánico

5) Arte Prehispánico

What to buy here: Tribal Art.

Mexico is home to many of the world’s most famous indigenous tribes, including the Mayans, Toltecs and Aztecs. In fact, just outside the city limits is the archeological site of Teotihuacan, which features the Sun and Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Avenue of the Dead. Bring home a piece of history and culture with a locally-made, copy of pre-Colombian art, such as a mask, statue or a pottery piece. Choose from a wide variety of mythological...   view more
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La Naval

6) La Naval

What to buy here: Kalúha.

Featuring a sweet, coffee-flavor, Kalúha is also a native Mexican product. This rum-based liqueur made from Arabica coffee beans and sugar, is the perfect after-dinner drink and makes a great addition to your own home bar or as a gift for friends. While it is made in the Mexican state of Veracruz, visitors can buy it all over Mexico. Making Kalúha is actually a seven-year process that involves growing, harvesting, drying and aging, distilling, and roasting and...   view more
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Cafebrería El Péndulo

7) Cafebrería El Péndulo

What to buy here: Mexican Coffee.

The tropical jungles of Chiapas and Oaxaca in Mexico have the ideal growing environments for the coffee bean. In fact, Mexico exports a wide variety of gourmet coffees that range in flavors and robustness. One of the most popular coffee drinks in Mexico is called café de olla. This coffee is made with cinnamon sticks and is naturally sweet. While you’re in Mexico City, you’ll want to visit at least one café to try out a cup of Mexican coffee, and you...   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.
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
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 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Zona Rosa, or The Pink Zone is one of the Mexico City's famous neighborhoods. It is located near the historic center of the city. The neighborhood was called the Pink Zone because of the pink tiles that are prevalent here. The area offers amazing Beaux-Art architecture, the city's best handicraft markets and antique shops. Take this walking tour to discover the beauties that Zona Rosa has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 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
Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most dazzling cultural sites in the world, having more museums than any other city. Mexico City also has a rich history of artistic expressions. It was home to the Aztec civilization and the Spanish Empire both of which have left behind an impressive heritage and a unique culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km

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