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Address: | Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.

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Amazing mercado

You can buy anything here from mezcal, to carnes asadas, to dried chilis, to fresh fruit, to bread with chocolate swirls to live turkeys. Few or no tourists.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Valerie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

You can buy anything here from mezcal, to carnes asadas, to dried chilis, to fresh fruit, to bread with chocolate swirls to live turkeys. Few or no tourists.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Total amazement at this Sunday Market. The smells, so visually colorful, Zapotec dialect heard throughout. So vibrant and alive. Chapulines, bread, cheese to flowers incredibly fresh. It's like going back in a time waiting for you to discover. So happy I was able to visit such a place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a beautiful people watching experience as the locals dress up in their traditional clothes. Saw so many photogenic displays, but many of the local people do not like having their photos taken so just put the camera away and soak up the atmosphere. Local crafts, food and all sorts of wares are for sale at these large markets.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

If you have a chance to visit this market, do. It's on Sunday and is on the return to Oaxaca from Mitla. We had a driver but if I could have a re-do for this visit I would like to go with a great local guide. There is a lot to navigate and it would be fun to have an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I went on Sunday with my Spanish teacher. We took a bus (7 pesos) to a spot where we could take a shared taxi (20 pesos) and the trip took less than 30 minutes. This is a large open air market. Lots of mescal, hats, fruits, etc. for sale. It is not much different from other open air markets I... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The Tlocolula Market isn't what it used to be. We arrived, perhaps later than we should have, around 1pm on a Sunday in January and only about a third of the stalls were open with vendors present. The vendors are very nice, sweet and conversational. We bought flowers and some fruit. The vegetables were of the very highest quality. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife and I joined Nora Andrea for a private tour with driver to the Tlacolula Sunday market. Nora is a highly knowledgeable tour guide who makes the experience special with commentary on the historical and cultural importance of this traditional market. It is a delight of color and aromas, with families coming to spend their Sunday in the market... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Took the bus from Oaxaca about a 35/40 minute trip to the Sunday market. Found the market a bit chaotic and without the charms I might have expected. Liked the visit to the Ocotlan market much more. Equally as large but with a much nicer feel.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

If you go to Oaxaca you must visit this Sunday market (about 40 min from Oaxaca City) It is quite amazing and very big so set aside a few hours of your time (no need to rush through). Huge selection of fruits, vegetables, livestock :), local products, handicrafts, etc. It is a feast for the eyes to see the local... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

The sights and sounds of the Mercado Tlacolula are a must-see event in Oaxaca. The market is every Sunday and is one of the best ways to see the colors, smells, sights and sounds of Oaxaca in one lively place. The market is about 45 minutes from the main colonial region of Oaxaca City. Although you can visit there by... More 

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