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Address: | Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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Description: An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.
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A special town market

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

in addition to being able to buy fruit, meat, baskets, clothing and all manner of household items you can get the best Barbacoa Borrego (lamb), chorizo, fresh oaxacan cheeses, pastries, breads and chapulines. The church is close by too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I would highly recommend checking out the traditional hot chocolate served at the little shop off of the market. Hot chocolate in Oaxaca is a specialty – one can order a customized combination of vanilla, cinnamon, almonds, chocolate and sugar based on preferences or traditions. At this small shop off of the huge Sunday market, employees blend ingredients using grinders... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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