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Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)

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Address: the corner of Flores Magon and Colon, two blocks f, Oaxaca, Mexico
Activities: Shopping
Description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get...
Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
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Authentic Mexican Artisan Market

I liked the fact that they had a wide selection under one roof. It's much like a more contained swap meet. You can go here and get all your souvenirs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I liked the fact that they had a wide selection under one roof. It's much like a more contained swap meet. You can go here and get all your souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I go often to this market when I'm in Oaxaca. I buy fresh fruits and vegetables. I love to walk through it to look at and buy the hand-embroidered clothing (it's like being in a candy store for me) and basketry. I've bought sandals, belts, tablecloths, and shopping bags. And I always buy flowers for my hotel room.

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Bainbridge Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Chocolate, crafts, ccrispy grasshoppers, fresh meat and lovely vegetables...what's there not to love?

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It was such a great experience looking at this beautiful market with some Marimba playing and looking around with so vivid and bright colors!.. You can find all kinds of foods, Sweets, Clothing, Breads and of course the traditional Chapulines (CRICKETS) they taste like dried shrimp with lemon. I went twice to this market. And on my way to the... More 

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Albany, New York
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the busiest market in the city, with hundreds of vendors and people everywhere. It opens early and wraps up by 7pm(ish). It's a must see for anyone that hasn't previously been to many Mexican markets. The chocolate is worthwhile, and depending on your shopping preferences, you'll find a huge variety of clothing, bags, sneakers, toys, food, candy, and... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is another one of those "must do". One city block large. This is where you will find all that is made by the local artisans. From textiles, leather, foods, sweets, and much more. Also, this is where you get the CRICKETS TO EAT. A must try....delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved going through this colourfull market. You can find all kind of Oaxacan handcrafted goods here to take home as souvenirs or just to enjoy. Also you should not miss the chance to try fresh Oaxacan chocolate and cuisine which you can both get really cheap on the market.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This market is a real eye opener and the things that you see will be amazing so go down to the markets to see the amazing sites

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always busy, this market and its neighbors are the source of anything Oaxacan. We were even able to find Chihuatle chiles. Several varieties of fresh mole are available, but if you are bringing it back home, get the jarred varieties.

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Steubenville, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You can get fresh meat, produce, and meals here. All kinds of vendors selling everything from shoes, handbags, and tschotskes. Some vendors are pushy but most are kind and helpful. Get something to eat from one of the stands or have a breakfast tamale from one of the older Mexican women sitting against the building early in the morning.

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