Discover Mercado Modelo market hall Dominican Republic

The capital city, Santo Domingo, is also a place for shopping. You will see a unique market there, the Mercado Modelo, open on Sundays on Mella street. In the heart of a cosmopolitan district, this market hall has an impressive concentration of all types of Dominican handicraft: a profusion of Caribbean paintings (Dominican and Haitian), small Creole objects, rum and cigars and amber or larimar jewels are displayed. Small shops, standing against one another in narrow passageways, offer a wide choice of local handicraft objects. You will easily be able to negotiate a reduction of a third of the displayed price. You will also find merengue and bachata tapes or CDs. A piece of advice is to only buy the originals; they are sold at almost the same price as the bootlegs (which are of a lower quality) that can be found on the streets. On the other side you can dive into genuine Dominican life with its numerous stalls overflowing with tropical fruits and people cutting cabbages with machetes, it is an overwhelming festival of colours and odours.

  • Mercado Modelo market hall , Dominican Republic
    Mercado Modelo market hall

    This indoor market at the heart of a cosmopolitan district has an impressive concentration of Dominican handicrafts.

    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Mercado Modelo market hall , Cutting cabbage with a machete , Dominican Republic
    Cutting cabbage with a machete

    Head through the market and out the other side, where the popular street market gives you a real glimpse of Dominican life.

    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Mercado Modelo market hall , Tropical fruit , Dominican Republic
    Tropical fruit

    A trip to the market is a festival of colours and smells!

    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Mercado Modelo market hall , A colourful market , Dominican Republic
    A colourful market

    One next to the another, small shops line the narrow passageways, selling a wide range of local handicrafts.

    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Mercado Modelo market hall , A unique market , Dominican Republic
    A unique market

    This indoor market has an impressive concentration of all kinds of Dominican handicrafts, including Caribbean paintings, rum, cigars, and jewellery made of amber and larimar...

    © Charles Baudouin
  • Mercado Modelo market hall , Dominican Republic
    Mercado Modelo market hall
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