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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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Type: Flea & street markets, Historic sites, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Historic sites, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
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Albany, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
63 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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278 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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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Cleveland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Mystic, Connecticut
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Markets are one of more fascinating parts of traveling in other countries. This one has almost everything: color, smells, tastes and noise. There are many types of chiles-fresh and dried; handicrafts-the ladies make woven baskets at one of the entrances, clothes, shoes, flowers. Don't miss it!

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Edmonds, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yes, you have to go there. The flowers, the food, the drink, the trinkets, the shawls, the blankets, the clothing, the jewelry, the mezcal, the people, the chapulines, etc. There is something for everyone!

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Don't miss out going to these markets! You can see and buy anything and everything from embroidered cushions to crispy grasshoppers, from herbs + spices to woven bags, from alebrijes (local wooden carvings) to fresh mangoes. It is a sensory overload - the colours, the tastes, the sounds, the smells - absolutely so vibrant, you won't want to miss it!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

So much to see here with stalls selling everything you could possibly imagine. Well worth a visit and there's another market just nearby that you can then also head to!

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