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Mercado Tlacolula

Address: | Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Tlacolula
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A very fun market, not to be missed. I've been to big markets throughout Southeast Asia and India, and this one is similar - and reflective of the local culture. You can by a big bag for shopping for 5 pesos. Food and handicrafts are all cheaper than what you would find in Oaxaca. Make sure to eat in the... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you find yourself in Oaxaca on a Sunday I would highly recommend checking out the Tlacolula Sunday market. We took a micro bus from the baseball stadium in Oaxaca to and from the market. It cost 20 peso apiece to get there and 13 pesos apiece (less modern bus) to come back to Oaxaca. It's about a 25-30 minute... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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409 reviews 409 reviews
205 attraction reviews
2,534 helpful votes 2,534 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

- How to get there? Walk to the Second Class bus terminal in oaxaca city and turn right when you enter the building. Someone will be yelling 'Tlacolula' the whole time and you will not miss that yell. That will be the bus you have to catch to the mercado.It will take ages to get there because the bus driver... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you’ve never been to a open air market, The Tlacolula de Matamoros market is a good example how most of the rest of the world shops in the absence of Costco, Sam’s club and big supermarket grocery chains. We have been to markets in the Thailand, Burma, Laos and Cambodia and they all look almost exactly like The Tlacolula... More 

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Ota, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited this market and happily spent 5 hours just wandering about.Admiring ladies with traditional wear just going about their business.You could buy almost anything here,as well as some tourist things that were cheaper than in Oaxaca.Grasshoppers,statues of Jesus on the cross,almost life size.Turkeys,rabbits,some amazing flowers,beds,irons cowboy hats ,bridles and almost anything else needed for daily life .I didn't see the... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What a great day we had today at the Sunday mercado in Tlacolula. We took a collectivo from the ballpark in Oaxaca. 20 pesos per person for a 25 minute trip. The collectivo lets you off about a block from the market, which you can see from the dropoff point. (Collectivos are great...they are taxis that take up to 5... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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169 reviews 169 reviews
45 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This market is at its busiest in the morning and most of it start to wind down in the early afternoon. Taller visitors will find themselves constantly ducking under guy ropes, iron bars and hanging merchandise, but it's a small price to see the continuation of a ritual that has been taking place for many hundred years. If staying in... More 

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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I live in Oaxaca and I have been to the Mercado de Tlacolula probably fifteen times, last time was Sunday May 26. From the city of Oaxaca we usually take a taxi collectivo for 20 pesos each. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the market. There are also buses for 12 to 14 pesos. They all drop you... More 

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