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City Market

Av. 16th de Septiembre, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Ciudad Juarez
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Owner description: Two floors of stalls selling arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing and other typical tourist items.
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Missoula, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I flew into El Paso during Easter weekend, and wanted to visit "mainland Mexico" for the first time, so I parked my rental car on Sante Fe Ave and walked across the bridge to El mercado. I found it a little bit odd that I was the only white person I saw the entire time I spent there, but also... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Everybody that visits Juarez should take a half-day or so and walk the market. Lots of junk for sale, but some good stuff too. Especially fresh fruit and veggies at cut rate prices. The clothes are cheap, but generally low quality. Its a really strange place were prostitutes work side by side with childrens clothes stores, jeans and fresh fruit... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Amazing, different, lots to buy, negotiable on most prices, watch your pockets as pick pockets really do exsist

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed in El Paso for business and decided to go over to Juarez and experience the shopping and culture... got some really good deals and it was overall a very exciting day. Sometimes you just HAVE to experience things for yourself! The people while friendly were definitely hawking their goods and it wasn't easy to say no or at least... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

The city market is awesome!!! I am a flea market type person and I love to haggle over prices!!! I was there about two years ago and am getting ready to go on vacation to Juarez next week and am very excited to go back to the city market!!! I bought a beautiful sculpture made out of bone for my... More

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

It is a great place to get souvenirs at a really good price. My husband thought he was schooling me, and telling me not to buy the first thing at the first price, but I had to remind him that I shopped in West Africa before...if I can wheel and deal there, I can wheel and deal anywhere... Great place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

While I agree with the other reviewer that the mercado is hectic and overwhelming to the senses, it is also one of the places you should go to if you plan on buying Mexican handicrafts. The hecticness of the market is just part of Mexican culture and it's like that all over Mexico, so its not just a tourist thing... More

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Diamondhead, MS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2007

My husband and I went to the City Market just last week. We took the trolley into Juarez, and walked to the market. Be prepared. All your senses will be assaulted. The people are very friendly, and spoke English very well; however, the pressure to buy was so intense I couldn't really enjoy the visit. As a matter of fact,... More

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