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Mercado Artesanal - Market San Fernando Del Valle De Catamarca - Argentina

Craftspeople from all over Catamarca meet at the capital’s Mercado Artesanal. On display are their ceramics, woodcarving and rhodocrosite jewelry, as well as the famous ponchos and other weavings. The creation of Catamarca’s most famous product may be seen at the Fábrica de Alfombras behind the showroom (Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Here, women knot the world-renowned, high-quality rugs. Visitors may watch designs come to life under quick fingers. The older women, who sit in one corner preparing skeins, happily explain the process (Spanish only). Customers may purchase one of the ready-made rugs, or special order one.


Avenida Virgen del Valle 925

San Fernando Del Valle De Catamarca, Argentina

Market Types:
Craft market, Craft market

Travel Tips:

An ATM is conveniently located outside the Mercado Artesanal, in case tourists don’t have enough money on hand to buy the item they desire.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Visit Catamarca’s archaeology, art, history and other museums. Escape for the day escapes to Dique Las Pirquitas or El Rodeo for some hiking, fishing or horseback riding. Make a circuit of Valle de Catamarca to visit the village churches. Check out Pueblo Perdido.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 43-7862

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