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La Lagunilla Market

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture,...

La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture, clothing, toys, records, books, and accessories from the Twentieth century. Arrive early and bring cash.

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I was looking for a fruit I remembered eating in south America and was told that i could find it here. I did. A very nice old man was selling this fruit called soursop or in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's a bit overwhelming and the Uber driver kept warning me about the dangers of the neighborhood. I wandered around for a while, finally found someone who spoke a bit of English, and he directed me to the antique section. It's not great, not like the European flea markets.

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Thank Terry D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Was at the markets today after lunch in Plaza Garabaldi. Nothing of interest for tourists here. Low quality clothes and furniture- this is where the impoverished locals do their shopping. Crime is very serious here. I had a gold necklace snatched from my neck today, the culprit didn't try too hard to run away and pulled a knife when I... More 

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Thank Alicia P
Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love coming to La Lagunilla every time I'm in Mexico City. People are friendly and it is exciting to buy and search for things!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I hesitate to recommend tourists going to this area because of its well-publicized reputation (on the Tepito side). Travel literature and the history of the neighbourhood states that you are taking a risk by coming here, especially if you look like a gringo. Having said that, I had to go after I saw Tepito featured by Anthony Bourdain in “Parts... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a great experience! It is a huge market and there are so many things to see. Not just the usual stalls but a good variety of antiques, stalls where you can have your hair or nails done or body hair waxed or piercings done. We ate at a stall serving ribs and Jamaica water. The food was excellent... More 

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4 Thank Sabre44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am an American traveler from Altanta, Ga. I have been dating a guy who lives in Mexico City so I have been visiting a lot. On my shorter trips I am always looking for a great market. I have found some good ones especially around the Coyoacan neighborhood where he lives. I specifically look for HAND-MADE traditional Mexican embroidery,... More 

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was looking for a fruit I remembered eating in south America and was told that i could find it here. I did. A very nice old man was selling this fruit called soursop or in Mexico, Guanabana. It is, in my opinion a very delicious sweet/sour, very juicy fruit. The market was very much like any other one, but... More 

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Ciudad de México
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

You can walk for hours watching merchandise from all kind of used articles as books, second hand clothes to the last imports in electronics and modern artesany in Lagunilla Market at the north of Mexico city "ZOCALO" or center of Mexico City heart....just as the old days of Tlaltelolco ""Tianguis" (market) that took by surprise to the spanish conquerors at... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I have been here several times looking for cheap CDs (which were not hard to locate). The last time I walked here from the center with my elderly mother who was instructed NOT to open her mouth as she only speaks English and to keep her personal belongings directly in front of her. We went on a weekday in the... More 

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4 Thank A A
mexico city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2007

La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture, clothing, toys, records, books, and accessories from the Twentieth century. Do Arrive early Bring a friend that speaks Spanish if you don't Bring cash Look poor Get there by metro Bragain Don't Bring expensive stuff with you (camera, jewlery) Go to a near bank machine Eat or drink... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.