Aguascalientes Shopping | Where to Shop and What to Buy
During your visit to Aguascalientes you'll find lots of places to go while you're searching for the perfect souvenir; there's everything from very modern stores to traditional shops. In the heart of the historic downtown area, next to Palacio de Gobierno (City Hall), you'll find a shopping mall that is home to the only jewelry factory in the region, and Centro Zapatero, a shoe store with factory outlets in Leon and Guadalajara.
The handicrafts that you can purchase in Aguascalientes include maiolica pottery (glazed ceramics with intricate colonial designs), sgraffito ceramics (with bas relief), openwork textiles, fire agate items, candies, and local wines.
El Parian Mall
A symbol of pride in Aguascalientes, El Parian was built in 1829, rebuilt in 1952, and underwent its last renovation in 1985. It still conserves its exterior arches, but with a modern feel.
Expo Plaza Mall
This mall was constructed as part of the fair perimeter beautification project. It has a wide variety of stores including handicrafts, boutiques, shoe stores, cafes, and a food court, as well as a cinema.
Plaza Vestir Mall
This mall was built in 1977 as a result of the worries of numerous businessmen in the state. It was seen as a way to strengthen and support the textile and dressmaking industry. Currently it features a series of stores selling embroidery, woven goods, linens, and clothes for the whole family. The mall also has cafes, silver stores, and gift shops.
The Altaria Mall is an enormous complex with clothes stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and department stores. It is relatively new, as it opened in 2007, but the wide variety of stores has made it an obligatory stop on a shopping trip to Aguascalientes. Whether you're looking for a good book or the latest fashion items, Altaria is the place to go.
This is one of the most traditional streets in the whole of Aguascalientes. Located in the historic downtown area of the city, it receives shoppers from across the country every day, who are looking to purchase the most representative items of the state, such as embroidery, openwork textiles, woven pieces, fashionable clothes, linens, and more.
Juarez and Union Streets
Located in the historic downtown area, these two streets offer clothing stores for the whole family. As you walk down them you'll be able to see the deep-rooted customs of the local people. As well as the traditional Teran Market, the Juarez Market is also nearby.
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