Among the many things to do in Medellin, one of the most colorful and interesting is taking a look to the San Alejo Market. Medellin constantly lives amid a cultural explosion, a perfect example is this market, kind of an outdoor flea market, which exhibits a huge diversity of traditions and represents a large variety of arts and expressions.
The first Saturday of each month over 400 Colombian craftsmen and artisans meet in this festive and appealing “San Alejo” market.
The Mercado de San Alejo is organized by the Mayor of Medellin, as an alternative to help with the livelihood of artisans and small business owners through the exhibition of their arts and handicrafts.
In San Alejo Market, on average, there is an attendance of 10,000 people and it brings monthly sales of almost 80 million pesos.
San Alejo Market opened for the first time on April 6th, 1974 in the city of Medellin, and offers visitors many unique creations.
This is the best place to buy your souvenirs. Here you will find home furnishings, accessories, jewelry, crafts, clothing and traditional sweets of the region.
It is located in: Carrera 49 Junin and Calle 54, Parque de Bolivar.
Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm only on the first Saturday of each month.