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Mercado Sonora

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Mercado Sonora

67 Reviews
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Teotihuacan Morning Tour with an Archeologist and Tequila tasting

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Beat the crowds and the midday heat on an early morning tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the pre-Mayan archaeological wonder comes alive with your guide’s narration. Enjoy the early morning tranquility of ancient pyramids and temples. Plus, your tour includes a visit to an obsidian workshop and a mezcal-tasting session.
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Jill A wrote a review Feb 2020
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I should have read some of these reviews before going in. Please be warned, this is a horrible place for anyone who believes in treating animals with decency and even a minimal level of respect. Seeing how these animals were treated broke my heart. I would not recommend this market. Most items being sold are purely junk...toys, tshirts, voodoo dolls, insence, trinkets. I was horrified when I stumbled into the area where the animals (very young, some just born) were being horrifically caged without food or water. The smell was horrible. Most were suffering and/or sick and malnourished. I wish I could report this. I do not even know where to begin.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jenni wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions5 helpful votes
I would not recommend going to this market unless you want to see inhumane animal treatment. The front of the market is clay and trinkets, the back is tiny cages crammed with newborn animals covered in glad wrap.
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Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Felix G wrote a review Jul 2019
Mexico City, Mexico56 contributions24 helpful votes
Mercado Sonora probably isn't for everyone. It's busy, dark, confusing and even a bit scary at times...but it's also amazing. A true taste of serious Mexico City, an amazing market with a little bit of everything, and an amazing insight into santeria, voodoo and the cult of Santo Muerte. Go (but don't take anything valuable!)
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Date of experience: September 2018
2 Helpful votes
Daniel Z wrote a review Jun 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
This place isn't for everyone. If you are sensitive to the inhumane treatment of animals, cramped conditions, claustrophobia, etc. this is NOT the place for you. However, I think travel is about experiencing and seeing things that expand your worldview and give you an experience outside of what you are comfortable with. I was aware of the inhumane treatment of animals before visiting, but I checked out that section out of morbid curiosity. It is definitely sad, intense, and could be traumatizing for young people. I am also glad I saw it. If you are a parent, you can take your kids to this section and see if they still want to eat meat when they are done looking around. You have to go to the back to find the really weird stuff. Be prepared for lots of plastic trinkets and dollar store items. Once you make it to the back you will be rewarded with beautiful paper mâché masks, religious objects, very strangely designed packaging, spices, and a variety of other objects and ephemera I guarantee you won't find anywhere else. To me this is a must visit for CDMX. You will be uncomfortable, but that is the fun.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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LeoLeoGG wrote a review Jun 2019
New York City, New York34 contributions6 helpful votes
I love this market. I visited it since i was 7 years old and it was always a space filled with magic and wonder. First was the toys but then that transformed into an incredible world filled with objects and religions and smells and colors smashing into a visual dictionary of my country. It’s definitely one of the best places to visit in Mexico City.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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