on May 26, 2012
Our first craft market experience in Buenos Aires was the weekend market near the Recoleta Cemetery. Things pick up in the afternoon, with all the vendors in full swing. In the summer, the grassy space fills with people sipping mate and watching live musical performances. I love browsing this market. There is such a wide variety of products at very reasonable prices: jewely, picture frames, notebook and photo album covers, knives, puppets, dishes, musical instruments, clothing, leather purses, belts, paintings, and more, more, always more. Sustain yourself with fresh-squeezed orange juice, chocolate covered strawberries, churros, or pan relleno (basically a sandwich). You can also have a palm or tarot reading.There are lots of restaurants nearby if you get hungry, though they cater to the tourist crowd and tend to be a little more on the expensive side. The Recoleta Mall is nearby if you need a bathroom break, and there is also a public bathroom in the Design Center near the Hard Rock Cafe.
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