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La Lagunilla Market

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture,...

La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture, clothing, toys, records, books, and accessories from the Twentieth century. Arrive early and bring cash.

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A Fascinating Way to Spend a Sunday Morning in Mexico City

I recently returned to La Lagunilla Flea / Antique market after more than a decade and I'm happy to say it was just as fascinating. There's a very open, safe, neighbourhood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I recently returned to La Lagunilla Flea / Antique market after more than a decade and I'm happy to say it was just as fascinating. There's a very open, safe, neighbourhood feeling to the scene. I found wonderful things at very good prices. I bought furniture and the seller was most co-operative in delivering it to my friend's home in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

A mandatory visit on Sundays. Walk around...,engage in conversations with the vendors..., eat as the locals do..., tough and feel the history behind each of artifacts available for sale. A great bargain hunting spot for those who know what they are looking for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

From Ancient artifacts to fine Antiques not to be missed. Safer then Detroit Michigan. Great street food recommend by Friend from IACP. You love it if you like Antiques and the unusual objects. Great Sunday strolling.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Worth the risk for the best street tacos evuh! It really wasn't all that bad as the other reviews stated. Be mindful of your surroundings and go during the day. Tons of random clothes and furniture shops.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I saw many reviews warning about the dangers but we never felt unsafe or intimidated. If you want to see dresses to rival My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, this is the place to go. Lots of clothing, home articles and wooden furniture but if you are looking for Mexican souvenirs you should be heading to La Ciudadela, Insurgentes (aka Mercado... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's a bit overwhelming and the Uber driver kept warning me about the dangers of the neighborhood. I wandered around for a while, finally found someone who spoke a bit of English, and he directed me to the antique section. It's not great, not like the European flea markets.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Was at the markets today after lunch in Plaza Garabaldi. Nothing of interest for tourists here. Low quality clothes and furniture- this is where the impoverished locals do their shopping. Crime is very serious here. I had a gold necklace snatched from my neck today, the culprit didn't try too hard to run away and pulled a knife when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love coming to La Lagunilla every time I'm in Mexico City. People are friendly and it is exciting to buy and search for things!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I hesitate to recommend tourists going to this area because of its well-publicized reputation (on the Tepito side). Travel literature and the history of the neighbourhood states that you are taking a risk by coming here, especially if you look like a gringo. Having said that, I had to go after I saw Tepito featured by Anthony Bourdain in “Parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a great experience! It is a huge market and there are so many things to see. Not just the usual stalls but a good variety of antiques, stalls where you can have your hair or nails done or body hair waxed or piercings done. We ate at a stall serving ribs and Jamaica water. The food was excellent... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.