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Mar 14, 2017
“Great and very full of cultural stuff”
Sep 18, 2016
“Great place !”
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I am from Merida and never get tired of visiting this destination over and over. It's one of my favorite spots to visit. Great food, great souvenirs and fruits and produce, all pretty accesible. They don't speak English tho, so please make sure bring someone...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

I like public market. It's excellent to take a sunday breakfast and buy some souvernirs. You should try the "Pisca Andina" or a "Trucha" fish.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to lunch there and buy some gifts. The sancocho de gallina is a soup they made really good. All the fruit juices are fresh. At the 3er floor the have the gallery with the most recognize artisans from Merida.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice local market full of art and food stands. A good place to eat in the third floor. Try restaurant # 6, Los Frailejones. Good trout and other local fares.

Thank wanderlustdude
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Anywhere you go in Venezuela of you want to taste the real tupí al food you should go To the Mercados Libres ( local markets). Not the case in the most tourist (supposedly) oriented city of the country, Mérida. We ordered the campesino breakfast and...More

Thank Negruro
Reviewed November 12, 2015

The place is very clean and safe. You can find all kinds of souvenirs at a very good price, even cheaper than other places in Merida. You can also find vegetables, coffee, seasonings, grains, traditional drinks,etc. There are ATMs nearby although most of the sellers...More

Thank Inga_Brauneis
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Typical all packed up market place. All kind of local foods, instruments and beverages. Regular for breakfast at Restaurant "Tipico de Douglas" located on the 2nd floor. Not worthy if you have to spend time getting there.

Thank alfdiazm
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Most of the goods available for purchase in this 3 story shopping center are relatively the same from booth to booth. The complex itself is PACKED with people and stalls, and a little bit difficult to navigate. When I went to eat at one of...More

Thank ElizabethR_22
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As an expat living in Puerto la Cruz on the coast, we have nothing like this so it was a treat to us. BIG, CLEAN, SAFE, and lots of choices. FABULOUS Hammocks, artwork, blackberry wine, leather goods, textiles and lots of crap souvenirs too. WORTHWHILE...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed January 28, 2015

Amazing, i could stay there a endless time and still finding new treasures. In the third floor there a village with tends in a totally differente atmosphere, where you can find artists hand made pieces. Moreover, the restaurants are amazing.

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