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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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This market is about the smells, sounds and views of great food and some more exotic things. Come open to the experience, ask around (if you speak spanish as most people don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This market is about the smells, sounds and views of great food and some more exotic things. Come open to the experience, ask around (if you speak spanish as most people don't speak english), and try things. You won't regret it. One of the most memorable places in our visit to Oaxaca.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

There are so many little warrens and dens to explore the great artisan products and unusual foods of the region. You'll have to go back 3-4 times because there is so much to see.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great market with a little bit of everything under one roof. Really enjoyed strolling around and discovering what was on offer: a dizzying array of cowboy hats, witchcraft supplies, religious artefacts, street food, juice bars, mescal, local handicrafts, jute bags, etc.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We just came back from Oaxaca and this market is being redone and all the stalls are out on the street. You can get the regular menus and food out on the street, but it isn't inside and probably won't be for all of 2015. But the food is good, especially the tlayudas and the hot chocolate.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ordinary Mexican mercado - food of all kinds, wearables - noticed (sadly) some things from China and India.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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