Mercado Modelo

Market in Santo Domingo

Bargain hard at this crowded market, which sells everything from love potions to woodcarvings, jewelry and, of course, the ubiquitous 'Haitian-style' paintings. The more you look like a tourist, the higher the asking price. The market is housed in an aging two-story building just north of the Zona Colonial in a neighborhood of fairly rundown stores and souvenir shops.