Shopping in Caracas

  • Shopping in Caracas

    Hannsi

    To pick up the obligatory hammocks, papier-mâché devil masks or stuffed piranhas, check out the biggest craft shop of them all at Hannsi, in El Hatillo, one of the best souvenirs shops you’ll see. The massive store is divided by region and 20% of its inventory represents neighboring countries.

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    Comercial Carrillo

    For legitimately produced CDs (rather than the pirated versions that abound on the streets), try the small but well-crammed Comercial Carrillo, with a voluminous collection of Venezuelan folk and other styles from around the Caribbean.

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    Casa Curuba

    Stunning wares here, all fashioned from exotic hardwoods. The high-quality stock includes beautiful picture frames, boxes and bowls, especially from the state of Lara. The spot for a discerning gift or souvenir.

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    Centro Artesanal Los Goajiros

    A below-street-level corridor of stalls just west of Plaza Chacaíto offers a mixed-bag of Orinoco crafts (woven hammocks and bags, carved blowguns, musical instruments) and hippie gear (Rasta caps, Guatemalan wallets).

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    Artesanía Altamira

    A veritable profusion of basket work is to be found here, along with other assorted knickknacks – the kind we all buy and ask ourselves ‘Why?’ later.

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    Dulces Criollos

    The sweet-toothed will have a field day in this traditional candy store on the plaza, which sells gooey cakes, jellied fruits and other local confections.

  • Shopping in Caracas

    Centro Comercial Chacaíto

    One of Caracas' older, more established shopping complexes, alongside a bustling plaza with still more malls.

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    El Buscón

    Browse-worthy store with strong selection of Venezuelan literature (in Spanish), plus some English novels.

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    Centro Comercial Sambil

    Touted as South America’s largest shopping mall, there's an enormous range of shopping on offer here.