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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 #13 of 59 attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lima, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I love the crazy collections of food, authentic materials made in Oaxaca, and the oddball things they have. It's very crowded and smelly by the fish and raw meat, but the leather pieces, woven goods and creative items are worth exploring!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

He visitado muchos mercados a través del mundo latino y este es mi favorita. El queso y las nieves son están riquísimas! I have visited many markets throughout the Latin world and this is one of the best you can get fresh cheese and the local niece similar to ice cream is awesome!

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A market is a market but this one was so colourful and had everything from booze to chickens! Don't miss it even if you're not in mood for shopping you will enjoy the spectacle.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the place for both travelers with and without a budget. There are plenty of permanent stalls for having breakfast or lunch. Portions are generous and rapidly served. You can also buy local specialties like "pan de yema" (yolk bread) and mezcal (I recomend that of the "espadin" variety, it is smokey and smooth)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fruit, blouses, shoes, drinks, food, peppers, bags, beads, cheese, flowers, nuts, Mezcal, dead fish, pigs, and chickens, all almost within an arms length of each other. Some things are handmade in parts of Mexico and other things are probably hand made in China....Everyone there will bargain for the best price...It was a fun few hours in the afternoon after a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

A market with a great range of products from food to clothes, gifts and crafts. Some of the food stalls can be a little pushy but never rude. If you have a delicate stomach stay away from the butchery and fishmonger stalls. Most food stalls keen to offer samples of the wares to entice you to buy.

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oaxaca
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I wouldn't go as far as saying that it's excellent, but certainly it is a market that should be visited if for no other reason than because of its location in the heart of Oaxaca's downtown core, and only a couple of blocks from the zócalo. It has everything, especially when combined with the south building known as the 20... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I can't really say more than the others say. Whether you've been to one of these locals markets or not, there's no doubt you'll be able to find plenty of tchotchkes to bring back to the people who couldn't be with you on your trip.

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Cypress, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I liked this market for "all things Oaxacan!" I got chilis, chocolate, moles, and huipils. This market is much smaller, even though it is plenty big enough, than the Mercado de Abastos. I will return here next time I'm in Oaxaca!

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marquette
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not a bad market....not great either....I would'nt miss it. Lots of good food but the crafts were iffy in my opinion.

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