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Feria Artesanal Plaza Intendente Alvear - Market Buenos Aires - Argentina

This artisan fair started in the 1960s, evolving out of the hippie counterculture. Groups of artists and musicians who belonged to this movement used to gather in the Plaza, and eventually began selling artisan crafts.

The military regimes that controlled Argentina from the late 1960s kicked the hippies out of the Plaza, but the fair was resurrected after the fall of Argentina’s most brutal dictatorship in 1983.

The fair now enjoys official government recognition, and in fact all of the artists have to go through a screening process to ensure the quality of the products.

The fair, which has nearly a thousand stands, offers all sorts of arts, crafts, food and collectables, including handmade instruments, candles, photographs, shoes, clothes, jewelry, leather and antique books.

Plaza Intendente Alvear (also referred to as Plaza Francia)

Avs. Libertador and Pueyrredón
Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Market Types:
Craft market, Food market

Open Hours from:10 a.m.

Open Hours to:7 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday - Friday

Travel Skills: None

By Laura Granfortuna
I've always had the travel bug - maybe it's because I've been traveling around with my family since I was an infant, but mainly I think it's because...
16 Apr 2008

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