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Bazar del Sabado
Attractions of Mexico City

Address: San Jacinto Square and the surrounding area
Area:
San Angel

Metrobus: La Bombilla (Walk along 'de la Paz' Avenue towards the west)
Opening Hours: Saturdays from 11:00 to 17:00 hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bazaar is one of the most visited and most colourful in Mexico City, it offers its visitors a wide variety of items ranging from crafts to paintings, all within the exceptionally beautiful streets of San Ángel.

The 'Bazaar del Sábado' (Saturday Bazaar) originated in the 1960's when a group of Mexican artisans and designers got together in one of the large houses around San Jacinto square, to sell high-quality decorative items manufactured in different regions across the country. Due to their success and the enourmous demand they had, what started out as a small business, has now become a space of international prestige, and it even has a pleasant restaurant which is located in the middle of a traditional courtyard, allowing its diners to enjoy the delicious Mexican cuisine in an atmosphere in which music and colour are part of the experience.

Such has been the growth of the bazaar, that every Saturday in the surrounding area, a great number of people put up their stalls to sell tranditional indigenous and designer products, where we can find beautiful hand embroided fabrics, baskets, clay and wooden crafts, as well as a wide variety of artistic pieces which are showcased in the middle of the San Jacinto Square gardens.

If you're visiting the bazaar, we recommend you go for breakfast to one of the restaurants in the area because they offer excellent food and a pleasant atmosphere with tables on outdoor terraces, and also to visit the 'Isidro Fabela' (or Casa del Risco) Cultural Centre, where they have an outstanding collection of viceregal art and a peculiar barroque fountain in its central courtyard.

 

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