As you journey through lanes of mini-tiendas (stores) you will find colorful trinkets, masterful arts & crafts and yummy cuisines. This bustling Mercado will burst with dynamic energy and flavors as the community collaborates to bring vitality back to the beloved streets of Old Town, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast featuring Mexican lore and historical sites, colorful shops and eclectic restaurants.
Enjoy enriched vibrations and the musings of tradition as you peruse the history and modern culture of one of San Diego's most iconic districts. Feed your curiosity and love for Old Town by exploring the museums, specialty shops and the lively streets of the Mercado where you can purchase an array of merchandise from over 100 vendors that include: handmade leather pieces, beautiful jewelry and many more treasures.
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