Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao

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Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao

Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao
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Brix510
San Jose, CA950 contributions
This place is the LARGEST and one of the cheapest fruit markets i've ever been to. It has the largest flower vendors area i've ever seen and the flowers are insanely cheap. Well worth a trip out and give yourself at least 1-2 hours to check out the beauty and taste all the fruit and food there
Written August 8, 2022
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Eliane s
New York City, NY87 contributions
This is the market of the locals. A great place to see what the locals buy and eat. Many fruits that i did not know before. The area of the flowers is especially beautiful. We, a family of 4, went alone without a guide and the market felt safe.
Written March 22, 2020
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Eric L
Daytona Beach, FL38 contributions
Family
Fantastic market for all kinds of food. It was easy to get to, and pretty enormous to walk through. We lived in Asia for many years, so this reminded us of the “wet markets” and fruit and vegetable markets we used to go to there. Some of the highlights were the fresh juices, the snacks and the myriad of exotic fruits, many of which we had not tried before. And literally everyone we encountered I spoke to were incredibly nice, even though almost no one there I spoke English.. It’s definitely a great way to spend 2 to 3 hours!
Written June 20, 2021
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Lily M
New York City, NY149 contributions
Friends
I love fruit so I like to check out fruit markets. This is not special at all. If you’ve been to fruit markets in SE Asia then you will find this just a waste of time.

Fruits are overpriced (at least if your Spanish is as bad as mine!) and again it’s nothing special.

I must say I went very late so flowers were non existence. My friend went at 6 AM (I know crazy!!) With a tour and he claims it was really nice!so maybe if you go supper early for the flowers it will be nice but I would never lose my sleep for this.
Written December 28, 2021
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Jeff Morrison
Edmonton, Canada11 contributions
The market is fascinating though a little overwhelming at first. It’s located in a rough area, and while getting there by Uber is easy, getting picked up isn’t as the pick up point is unclear given the sheer size of the market.
However it is well worth the visit. More fruits you’ve never seen or heard of! It’s a working market, not a tourist site. There are a number of food stalls there too. We had some delicious tacos.
Written January 26, 2022
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Jean
Glasgow, UK49 contributions
Friends
A colourful and wonderful market full of fruit and veg that you don’t see anywhere else in the world. Some of the stall holders were welcoming and happy to try to understand my limited Spanish, others not so much.
The fish and meat section also has a vast variety of foods. Recommend stopping to try the fresh Arepas.
Written February 19, 2020
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,686 contributions
We had planned to check this giant market and finally got it done today. I'm sure for locals who have favorite vendors and know exactly where to find what they want it is a breeze. Lots of corridors and many weren't open, they have garage door style entries. In the open market area we easily found fruits and veggies, we found the fishmongers area and the butcher's area, even the egg man.. We stopped at "Jugos and Ensaladas" (juices and salads) for a fresh mango juice. Priced right. It looked like everyone was having a fruit salad with ice cream. Looked great. We didn't have a kitchen so we didn't buy anything else. Fresh as can be.
Written January 2, 2020
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TravelDoorsOut
Chicago, IL437 contributions
Family
This market is in a sketchy neighborhood so don’t walk here. Lots of beautiful meat and produce. We walked around with a crying baby and stuck out like a sore thumb. Never felt unsafe within the market but wouldn’t explore the neighborhood. Tight little corners and walkways makes it had with a stroller, FYI.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lia H
Bogota, Colombia1,014 contributions
Solo
I´ll start by saying that this is not for everyone. I come here on average once a month, sometimes by myself and sometimes with a friend. You have to go early, the eariler you go, the better stuff you can find. The area its in is not the nicest in bogota, and there are lots of people, but once you´re in there, you are transported to a world of beautiful colors and smells. this is probably as close as you can get, without going to actual farms. Everything is fresh.... you can tell! prices of course a lot cheaper than if you buy produce at the supermarket, probably a third of the price if not more! I already have my favorite stands, like martin who sells jicama only on tuesdays along with other less common produce. Doña eugenia sells all sorts of chiles and hot peppers, and sweet potatoes! right next to the pandebono stand that we love, there is a woman (hearing impaired) who has the most extensive potato varieties, and she is so nice. The fresh herb stands are magical, you´ll go crazy with so many different types. If you go towards the back, they sell live chickens too, fresh fish, and meat (although i do confess i dont buy meat here). The flowers are amazing, you can find all sorts of beautiful flowers, the will arrange them however you want and you pay about $2 for a dozen roses (really). a few suggestions: dont wear anything fancy, dont bring anything you dont need. Bring loose change, because most things are so cheap and they usually dont have a lot fo change to give you back. I always bring my grocery cart, but if you dont have one, you can get one there.... If you like fresh markets this is the one to go. As a side note: i dont think you can compare paloquemado with other markets here in bogota. it´s one of a kind!
Written May 13, 2014
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Salvador H
San Luis Obispo, CA145 contributions
Wondering what some of the most exotic fruits look like? Go to this amazing farmers market. You can find anything from your Chile imported apple to a Magostino - a delicious fruit!
Written January 17, 2019
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