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Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez)

Address: the corner of Flores Magon and Colon, two blocks f, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 50 Attractions in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.

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Haifa, Israel
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

one of the most impressing rich markets in mexico, it is clean very organized , maybe too organized ant too sterile , which looses a bit of the authenticity , but still if you look for good quality, a large variety of products, less on the handcraft products, this is the place

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Are you looking for fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese, dried beans, chicken, fresh made tortillas . . . ? This market is the place to visit. All the vendors are friendly and price their goods fairly. No one is "hawking" their goods - just busy selling them.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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272 reviews 272 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You have to go, at least one time, during your stay in Oaxaca. A mix of colors, flavors, food like no one you have ever seen. Try Las Aguas de Casilda, a local spots that serves flavored water made out of fruit juice. Tuna rosa (cactus fruit) con horchata (rice water) is specially good. Then go in to eat a... More

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We loved all of the smells and colors. So many types of goods. Flowers, clothes, incense, fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, jewelry, nuts, sugar skulls, electronics. It was very clean.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Breakfast at this market is a must, there are plenty of small restaurants offering hot chocolate and sweet bread, you can pick a fruit juice from a nearby stall and fresh bread. I was surprised by the cleanliness and friendliness of the vendors considering it is a very busy market. For meat lovers there is a large section were you... More

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Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this is the smaller mercado located in the town center area. They see lots of tourists and are set up to sell to us. Great selections of large Mexican shopping bags throughout all the stalls.

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Tokyo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I visited here on a Sunday, which I think was a big mistake. Way too many people and way too crowded. I couldn't wait to get out of there. Not speaking Spanish didn't help either!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lots to see and buy here, with stalls carrying food, clothing, local handicrafts, and more. Not much luck in terms of bargaining but merchants are pleasant (i.e., not aggressive). Good sensory-rich experience of a local market.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

here you can have quesadillas, bread, grasshoppers, cocoa, anything you have the muchies for, very nice and genuine folklore market...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to buy all of those gifts you want to bring back home, or those pashminas and scarves that are overly pricey back home. Lots of handmade clothing typical from Oaxaca. Lots of little stores inside that sell mole and mezcal in different flavors. If this is your first time in Oaxaca try the worms and grasshoppers, don't think... More

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