For Catamarca’s characteristic hand-tied rugs, visit this artisans market, which also sells ponchos, blankets, jewelry, red onyx sculptures, musical instruments and basketry. Adjacent is a carpet-weaving workshop, w…
For souvenirs, this provincially sponsored market is noteworthy. Articles include native handicrafts, such as hammocks, string bags, ceramics, basketry, leatherwork and the region’s distinctive ponchos. Take bus 5A …
La Rioja crafts are exhibited and sold here, as are other popular artworks at prices lower than most souvenir shops. Afternoon closing is earlier in winter.
The Mercado Artesanal cooperative features high-quality local work at more-than-fair prices.
The Mercado Artesanal is both a handicraft shop and the tourist office.
For upmarket woven goods, Cuna del Poncho has reasonable prices and arranges shipping.
Near the plaza, Manos Andinas sells fair-trade artesanía.
For fine silver, check out the workshop of Jorge Barraco.