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Mercado Artesanal de Monsefú

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For the best handicrafts in the area, go to Mercado Artesanal de Monsefú, about 14 km (9 mi) south of Chiclayo. You can buy straw hats, baskets, cotton weavings, embroidery, clay pots, wall hangings, all kinds of delicious snacks, and more. It's well worth the trip (round-trip taxi from Chiclayo, including waiting for you to shop, costs about S/35).

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  • Address: Av. Venezuela, Chiclayo
  • Location: Chiclayo
Updated: 09-25-2012

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    You can get to Monsefú from Chiclayo on only 2 soles, by taking the combi- the small van/buses leave from the corner of Bolognese and Grau, almost in front of Saga Falabella in Real Plaza. Taking Monsefú "A" will take you straight to Av. Venezuela, where the Parque Artesanal is, or take Monsefú "B" and ask where to get off for the parque if you want to see the main Plaza.

    The Parque Artesanal is a mix of commercial and artisan goods- to see some of the best hand-embroidery and weaving work in the region, check out the "Cultura Viva" stands, which are well-marked with a banner towards the back of the Park.

    The best time to visit Monsefú is in late July-early August, during it's famous FEXTICUM festival (Central Days: July 28-29). All artisan workshops will be stocked to the max and plenty of cultural events will make the day trip well worth it. If you visit outside of this time the Parque Artesanal will be sleepy but still worth seeing.

    by ktayers, 10/6/11

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