Mexico City Shops and Markets
Shopping in Mexico City boils down to buying souvenirs and handicrafts in colorful markets. Its shopping areas remember the traditions that developed long before the conquest of the Aztec settlements by the Spaniard Cortez.
However, one should be careful, the descendants of the Aztecs offer a lot of fakes. A woolen poncho, blue amber jewelry or other authentic product can easily turn out to be a thing that has nothing to do with ancient culture. In addition, there are things that are unlikely to be taken home. Due to its non-standard dimensions, the sombrero will be required to be checked into the baggage of the aircraft, where it will lose its shape. Cacti and live exotic animals are prohibited from carriage due to quarantine regulations. Products made of jaguar skin, quetzali bird feathers, turtle shells are also prohibited from exporting from the country..
Witchcraft market "Sonoro"
Officially, the overwhelming majority of Mexico City residents are Catholics. Nevertheless, the products of this market and the services of magicians with fortune tellers are in great demand. The worshipers are called brujo here. Female representatives are considered more powerful sorcerers. For a small fee, they will help you attract good luck, heal from any ailment, and unravel any problems. All the necessary attributes and drugs are right there: live exotic animals, various drugs, masks, stuffed animals and skulls. A real skull (once belonging to an animal) or made of ornamental material (in this case, the former property of any representative of the planet's fauna, including humans) is a common Mexican souvenir, a reminder of the ancient customs of local residents. The Aztecs in huge numbers brought living sacrifices to their gods, the skulls of the victims kept.
Crafts Market Mercado de Artesanias
The market is striking in its size. There are about 400 shops here. Woolen clothes and handmade rugs in bright colors, silk scarves, blue amber slightly glowing in the dark, handicrafts made of obsidian, silver, Indian masks, pottery - the masterpieces of local craftsmen make your head spin.
Boutiques in Mexico City
If you have a desire to try your luck in search of designer clothes, jewelry made of gold and diamonds, leather things, then you should go to the Polanco quarter in general and to Avenida Presidente Masaryk Street, in particular.