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Address: | Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

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A feast for the eyes and the senses!

If you go to Oaxaca you must visit this Sunday market (about 40 min from Oaxaca City) It is quite amazing and very big so set aside a few hours of your time (no need to rush... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Oaxaca you must visit this Sunday market (about 40 min from Oaxaca City) It is quite amazing and very big so set aside a few hours of your time (no need to rush through). Huge selection of fruits, vegetables, livestock :), local products, handicrafts, etc. It is a feast for the eyes to see the local... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sights and sounds of the Mercado Tlacolula are a must-see event in Oaxaca. The market is every Sunday and is one of the best ways to see the colors, smells, sights and sounds of Oaxaca in one lively place. The market is about 45 minutes from the main colonial region of Oaxaca City. Although you can visit there by... More 

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Menlo Park CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tlacolula seems to be a moderately prosperous. The market is clean. Plenty of types of food ready for you to cook. We were only tourists there. Not crowded. Interesting experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Magical, amazing, wonderful market. It is only on Sunday so go. Go. There is a part of the food area where you buy raw meat and veggies along with tortillas and salsas and then cook the meat and veggies yourself to make the world's most delicious tacos. And it's easy. They will help you. A bit of Spanish and Google... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

In this town of about 10,000 people they will have tens of thousands vendors and buyers throng this Sunday market. You can buy almost anything you can possibly think of. It is so crowded that it is hard to move around with comfort. Be sure to secure your belongings as this many people make it easy for pick pockets. We... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Well worth a visit short bus ride from Oaxaca City. Oldest largest market in the region. May only be on Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

These markets close down the streets around the main square on a Sunday. It's worth a few hours of wandering as tourists are minimal and local women dress more traditionally with lots of colour. Like all markets there are some shirts, CDs, DVDs and lots of food stalls but also fruit and veg, meats and then more specialised spices like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go on Sunday. This is not a huge market but it's very lively, you will see curious sights like people lined up, just standing, waiting for a customer for their poultry. I got flowers (carnations) and aprons. A street on I believe the north side has crafts, especially wool rugs. A word of warning: if you take a taxi colectivo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What an experience. This market goes on for blocks and blocks and blocks and I thanked my inner compass for keeping some kind of track of how the heck to get back to the entrance! Just about everything you could imagine needing is sold here. From food (so much and delicious), to shoes, mezcal, farm tools, jewelry, you-name-it. A festive,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are interested in seeing a more traditional market, Tlacolula is a great option. The town its self is very nice, clean streets, a pretty church in addition to the interest of the market. But on market day, the city transforms into a bustling center with stalls selling anything you can think of and more. The city is awash... More 

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