I took the Metrobus to the Balderas stop. Balderas is a busy avenue in the heart of the city, and the bus stop is next to the Plaza Ciudadela, a shady park with a monument to José María Morelos y Pavón, one of the heroes of the Mexican War for Independence.
At one side of the park is the large, nondescript building which houses the handicraft market.
I came here to buy a birthday present. I knew exactly what I wanted to get, and I knew exactly in which stall I would find it. It took a bit of searching to find the stall, but I quickly made my purchase. I shall say no more, in case the recipient should happen to be reading this. Of course I didn't leave without buying a few more items that caught my eye. But I did not go wild on this shopping expedition.