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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 #15 of 54 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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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is the arts and crafts market. Huge and colorful, quite an experience. We were a little disappointed because must arts and crafts were mass produced

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stayed only 2 blocks from this market when I was in Oaxaca and we went there almost everyday to buy local produce, find chocolate and coffee, buy bread, find souvenirs with local knickknacks, and they really do have a it of everything in the market. Very local and authentic, it's quite the experience. I only wish I had time... More

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Cuernavaca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Here you will find everything - food, fruit, meat, cheese, crafts, textiles, chocolate, bread, 'moles' and vendors all around selling fried or toasted grasshoppers (chapulines), tortillas and tlayudas. There are places to eat - I like to go to La Abuela and have a bowl of hot chocolate with the bread that is traditional at breakfast. You can order other... More

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Puebla
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Always check out the markets to see local life and offerings. Had breakfast there of traditional Mole Negro Tamal, a must to try and it was perfect.

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Sondrio, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

almost every city in central america has a market and for me all are worth to be visited, but this for me was special because I had one of the best lunch of my journey. there's a part inside where they serve "carne asada" and if you like this kind of food you shouldn't skip it! it's also cheap and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Here you can find anything you want from leather to crickets to lunch. Take some time to walk around the entire market. It is somewhat organized into sections so you have a general idea of the things for sale in each area. It's definitely something you have to see.

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Washington, DC and environs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells. Walk around, find some chocolate stores - taste - buy! Try the insects if you dare (good source of protein!).

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This marketplace reminded me a bit of an Indian Jones movie where the character goes to Cairo through the markets there. It is full of color, sound, smells from fresh coffee, fruit, leather, perfumes, fresh torillas, moles, and literally everyone has something I would like to buy! From food, to jeans to shoes to lotion, electronics or even a cup... More

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