If you don’t have time to scour the Purépecha pueblos for the perfect folk-art piece, come to the House of Crafts inside a wing of the Ex-Convento de San…
- Casa de las Artesanías
- Mercado de Dulces y Artesanías
This seductive market, on the western side of the Centro Cultural Clavijero, deals in the region’s famous sweets, including a rainbow selection of ates de…
- Plaza San Agustín
On weekends, a colorful outdoor artesanía (folk art) market is set up along the arches in this square just south of the cathedral. Come here for mementos…
- Filiberto Díaz
The heir to one of Paracho’s most respected family of luthiers, Filiberto Díaz carves acoustic guitars from mahogany, cedar, cyprus and other woods in a…
- Mercado de Antojitos
The Mercado de Antojitos, north of the main plaza, sells local snacks and small dishes and is the perfect place to try Michoacán specialties.
- Mercado Municipal
The local market on the west side of the plaza is where you can find everything from fruit, vegetables and fresh trout to herbal medicines, crafts and…
- La Macadamia
La Macadamia sells – you guessed it – local macadamia nuts and products made from same, from delicious macadamia marzipan to macadamia moisturizer.
- Fábrica San Pedro Shop
This shop sells exquisite (mostly) handmade textiles produced at the Fábrica San Pedro.
- Central Market
The bare-bones central market contains some cooked-food stalls.
- Mercado de Artesanías
Opposite the main entrance to the Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, the Mercado de Artesanías – a line of stalls, really – has local crafts, though…
- Centro Comercial Vasco Quiroga
This enormous covered market opposite the Mercado de Antojitos is great if you are looking for DVDs, strawberries, bras, candy or cowboy boots.
- Libreria Paraíso
This overstuffed bookstore in the southwest corner of the main plaza has a small collection of used English novels.