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Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)

the corner of Flores Magon and Colon, two blocks f, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 57 attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping
Description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
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Boston, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This market sells food and a variety of other household items and clothes. It's vast and most merchants speak enough English to bargain with you. Things are more expensive in this market than those you can visit outside the city on specific days. But, if you're not up for that, you can find essentially the same goods and food at... More

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lafayette, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An array of foods and drinks - just filled with life, locals selling their wares, gives you a sense of day-to-day commerce and community in Oaxaca. Highly recommend it!

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Riihimaki, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you have visited markets in Latin-America, this is one of those very common and typical Mercado's. There is relatively few things to buy for a tourist, but for local inhabitants these are vital important commercial meeting points. But why not having a look...

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Ottawa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a standard mercardo - nothing special. If you have never been to one it is worth a visit, but otherwise skip this one. If you do go, watch out for a nasty con being played on people whose Spanish is limited. You ask the price of something and when you cannot understand what they are saying, ask them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A shoppers paradise. Be prepared to bargain. prices are much better here than in the shops. The choices are much the same.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

this is the place for you. Just about anything you can imagine for sale here: textiles, embroidery, shoes, chickens with their feet still on, fish, beef, all sorts of material for making moles ... and the prices (for Yanks) are very low.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This and 20 de November market are real Mexican markets--one block apart. One is mainly food, the other mainly handicrafts/clothes/textiles

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I really like this market, I has great local crafts and one of the best places to buy unique Clothing. I found some of the best quayabera's which I like. My wife found great tops. we also bought Moles there also and snacks

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Detroit
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a marvelous experience - if one is open to a huge variety of foods and cooking items. We were fortunate enough to be guided through the market by the chef whose class we were taking that day, but one could easily go alone and dally a while longer.

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Seattle, WA
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Wander in and around the Mercado Benito Juarez for a full barrage on the senses to get a true feel and flavor of Oaxacan life and culture. Try the chapulines (grasshoppers), quesillo and queso fresco (typical Oaxacan cheeses), tamales and other tasty goodies while exploring the stalls for textiles, leather goods, and other handcrafts. Everything you need for all Oaxacan... More

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