La Ciudadela has been the go-to market for handcrafts for nearly 50 years, and it features crafts and handmade objects from all over Mexico.
Expect to find everything from textiles (blankets, tablecloths, and hand-embroidered clothing) to ceramics, plates, cups, and serving dishes. Other items to be had here include mirrors, furniture, jewelry and hair accessories, and all manner of small and large handcrafts, including hand-beaded masks. Toys, dolls, and stuffed animals made by hand by artisans from Chiapas are also on offer. The market is open daily.
If you have a baby or toddler, or you're shopping for someone who does, it's hard to resist buying a colorful, hand-embroidered jumper or romper, though they're not always easy to find.
The vendors along the central passageways of La Ciudadela Market, however, always have an ample supply of baby and toddler clothes, handmade in traditional Mexican styles. You can also find handmade huipiles for girls and baptismal dresses for newborns. At 90-250 pesos per piece, you'll have a tough time walking away with just one item.