Santo Domingo is one of the most beautiful cities in the Dominican Republic. It is lively and attractive because of what its inhabitants have in store for their guests. The markets in this city are unique and must be seen if you don’t want to miss out on the beautiful things. Here are the top 3 best markets in Santo Domingo.
This is one of the best and most famous handcraft markets in Santo Domingo where you will find many things. It is located in Mella Avenue which is not at all difficult to find. This covered market is famous for the wide variety of products that the vendors offer to tourists. You can discover mainly Dominican handicrafts such as larimar jewellery (a precious stone from the island) which are aesthetically pleasing and truly shows the know-how of the inhabitants. There are also jewels of all colours made exclusively from the island’s amber. In addition, this market offers locally produced rums, textile goods and cigars. Some shops sell basketry such as bags and hats made from local materials.
Calle el condo
It is one of the colonial cities of Santo Domingo. What makes it unique is the fact that it is easily accessible on foot. It is also a place where there are many hotels and shops. If you want to buy souvenirs or gifts, this is one of the best markets to visit. Apart from larimar and amber jewellery, the vendors in this market offer mahogany carvings such as the merengue music box. In addition, they sell beautiful paintings with many themes that reflect the daily life of the Dominican Republic. And let’s not forget the Limé dolls. These are unique because they have no face and are made of ceramic and porcelain.
Mercado Santo Domingo
You may be wondering where to find food products, but this market has what you need to taste the wonders of the Dominican island. Traders sell varieties of fruit and vegetables. Exotic fruits are abundant, including bananas, passion fruit, mangoes, pineapples, soursops, etc. In vegetables, you can get what you need and they are all fresh. You can also buy all kinds of meat, fish and other seafood. The list is not exhaustive, so it is best to let you discover the beautiful surprises of Santo Domingo.