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Tigre’s Riverside Artisan Market


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Just one hour outside of Buenos Aires’ city centre by a safe, air conditioned train, it’s not surprising that a day out in Tigre is such a popular option for tourists. The town Tigre’s main attraction is of course the network of rivers that can be visited by boat, but if you’ve already visited the delta and don’t fancy another boat trip then Buenos Aires Travel Planet would recommend that you check out the Puerto de Frutos Market.

The market was inaugurated on the 9th July, 1983 by the Tigre Town Council and has since become a well established and popular attraction. This huge market has grown and grown and presently snakes around four docks on the edge of the delta. You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque location, the sumptuous views from the market across the river offers views of the green forested surroundings. The theme park ‘Parque de la Costa’ is just next door, so if you fancy browsing the stall’s goods in peace then you could leave the kids in there to ride the roller coasters while you shop ’til you drop.

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Every finely crafted artisanal product you can imagine is offered here. You can tell that every piece has been handmade, hand painted or selected with the greatest of care, to ensure that the market offers one of the best and most diverse selections in Argentina. The Puerto de Frutos Market has everything from rugs, pottery work, leather goods, jewellery, and children’s toys to precious stones, bonsai trees and mini bars. All of the products here are very reasonably priced and you’ll find that prices here are cheaper than in the more touristy markets of San Telmo and Recoleta, so it pays to venture off the beaten track.

The network of markets is not just made up of stalls, but also offers visitors a restaurant, fast-food and cafeteria services if you need to refuel or get a caffeine boost. Based in the market, there is also a variety of traders offering architectural and interior design solutions. Plus you can take a look at the properties that are for sale or rent in the Tigre area at the market’s estate agent.

This market has a real genuine Argentine feel about it and is popular with tourists and locals. Who could resist shopping for beautiful things in such a beautiful riverside location?

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