1. Marvia Méndez
For 17 years now, Marvia Méndez has been running this shop. Originally formed by a very respected and well-known antique dealer, Marvia gained all her knowledge from him and puts it into practice daily.
The shop's forte is the sale of furniture and collectibles: chest of drawers from the 40s, 18th century paintings or Victorian furniture from the end of the 19th century are only some of the objects you can buy. On Saturdays, the shop opens to the public, by appointment only, from 10am to 2pm.
Address: Calle la Paz El Hatillo Caracas DC 1083
Opening hours: 10am-1pm, 3pm-7pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +58 2 963 6282
Nearest train: Chacaíto
1. Mercado Principal de Mérida
Mérida's Principal Market left its former and rather cumbersome downtown location near the Plaza Bolívar, so as to move to these clean, modern and comfortable new premises in front of the Miranda Viaduct. This should be a must on your itinerary for both shopping and getting to rub shoulders with the locals. There are three floors of stores, activities and people. You will find a selection of the freshest and most tempting regional products including: meat and poultry, vegetables, bread, confectionery, honey, fruit wines, and many other items. Walk down corridors decorated with handicrafts; and do not miss the opportunity of tasting a truly typical meal, from one of five kitchens offering a catering service in the central dining hall.
Address: Avenida Las Américas Mérida
Opening hours: 6am-3pm daily
Telephone: +58 74 620 437