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A little loud, a little smelly – typical market. Some interesting fruit, but you get the same variety from a pushcart vendors in Getsemani

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yuri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, we were told that we could not be picked up at our cruise ship and had to make our way to the heart of Cartagena old town, which we did (took about 40 minutes). Then we had to wait for another couple to arrive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stampoutchains
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of six wandered the many stalls, and bargained for fruit. It was smelly and filled with all manner of folks and it was REAL. I would only say watch out for the crazy motorcyclists and cars on the edges of the market...I would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisbrazil
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

What a treat this was! We love to visit the local markets when we travel. This market is not to be missed. We have gone to many food markets around the world, but we have never seen anything like this. So much fresh produce, poultry...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank nuttyburrito
Reviewed January 2, 2019

I loved trying all the fruits and seeing the real daily life. Was very very thankful I paid for a tour with guide. Otherwise, I might not have found my way out of that labyrinth of shops and stands. The meat section was rather difficult...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ErinB940
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We drove about 30 minutes from the heart of Cartagena to get to the Mercado Bazurto, As we approached, we could see the Cienaga de Las Quintas Lake on one side of the road and the market on the other. This is how you get the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a stroll around this lively and bustling market this morning. Selling anything and everything. It is HUGE so you can get lost in it. Found people friendly and engaging and you can try the fruits. If you want a colombian hat or trainers you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Minxie321
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Three of us visited the market this morning and enjoyed it very much. We bought pineapple, mangoes, and limons for our rum! Crowded, bustling, hundred of people buying and selling. Probably not for everyone but we enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inspiration809593
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We visited and it smelled really bad and locals warned us it was extremely dangerous for tourists. Avoid!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank www69
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The vibe in the Bazurto Marketplace was welcoming; noone hustled us, Thursday midday. We loved navigating twists & turns with a guide who showed us an herbalist, a well-known street artist and more, and answered all our questions about history and the city today. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 18, 2018|
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Response from houstontraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
We used our driver as a guide and just paid him extra to do so. We used the same driver throughout our trip- driver was arranged by our hotel.
November 29, 2018|
Response from houstontraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
My guide was my driver -- the driver was set up by the hotel Sofitel. we simply paid him extra to not only drive us to the Mercado but to escort us through the Mercado as well. It is a large space and I am glad i had a guide... More
March 21, 2018|
Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
We were very pleased with Duran Duran Tours. They took us to market where we shopped for items that we then used to prepare a meal in their home. Cooking class was good and made going to the market purposeful.