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Artisan Markets - Activity Info. - Argentina

Many of the clothes and tools now sold as artisan crafts in Argentina were once practical items from the everyday lives of the Argentines. More than a few, like the poncho or boleadoras (cords and weighted balls used to ensnare cattle), came from the gauchos. Although artisan goods were used for a long time in trade, it wasn’t until the age of tourism that these goods were produced for larger-scale market consumption. Today virtually every city and town in Argentina has its own weekend fair or market. The markets have come to include more art objects and accessories along with traditional products. Clothes, jewelry, wool tapestries, wood statues, handmade instruments, leathers, fine art, food, candies, and even artisan beer are some of the things you are likely to encounter.

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

Feria de San Pedro Telmo (Antiques)

Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., every Sunday in the Plaza Dorrego (Humberto Iº y Defensa)

 

La Feria de la Baulera (1ª Fair of Elegant Used Items)

Location: Hogar de Niñas de la Casa de la Misericordia, Azcuénaga 1654.

Open: Sundays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Not closed for bad weather.

 

Mercado de las Luces (Antiques and Artisan Goods)

Location: Perú y Alsina, in the Antiguo Claustro de las Misiones Jesuíticas de la Manzana de las Luces.

Open: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. -7 p.m.

 

Feria Artesanal Plaza Vuelta de Rocha

Location: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Palos

Open: Thursday - Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Feria Artesanal Plaza Intendente Alvear (Plaza Francia)

Location: Avs. del Libertador y Pueyrredón

Open: Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. - 7p.m.

 

Feria de las Artesanías y Tradiciones Populares Argentinas

Location: Lisandro de la Torre y Av. De los Corrales

Open:

Winter: Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m.

Summer: Saturday 6 p.m.- midnight

Tel: 4687-5602/4331-0706

 

CORDOBA

Location: In front of the plaza Pagano (8430) El Bolsón, Río Negro. 

Operating Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

 

PURMAMARCA (main square)

MENDOZA (main park, frequently open at night)

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Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Argentina: Garganta del Diablo, El Palmar National Park, Sport Fishing, Convento San Bernado, Iglesia San Francisco, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Plaza Rivadavia, Aquatic Sports, Bodegas Valentin Bianchi and Museo Antropológico.





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