On weekends, the hip neighborhood of Güemes hosts this colorful artisans market, one of the country’s best.
To find out what the city’s hip young designers have been working on, slip into this little arcade, featuring a variety of small shops selling clothes, homewares and jewelry.
Leather goods made from carpincho (the Spanish word for capybara, a large rodent whose hide makes a beautifully spotted leather) are the specialty here. Sweaters, knives and mate (a bitter ritual tea) paraphernalia …
Dominican friars at the mercado artesanal, next to Iglesia de Santo Domingo, sell gorgeous handmade wool rugs as well as ceramics, onyx crafts and weavings from elsewhere in the province.