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Address: Lazaro Cardenas 2305, Oaxaca, Mexico

This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local...

This large flea market on the outskirts of town features hundreds of local vendors selling foods and arts and crafts.

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Great market

We only got thru about 1/10 of the market but found things we had not seen anywhere else for better prices. My boyfriend found great huaraches for about 280 pesos and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Central Oregon, USA
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Central Oregon, USA
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only got thru about 1/10 of the market but found things we had not seen anywhere else for better prices. My boyfriend found great huaraches for about 280 pesos and the selection was staggering. They have everything here from live chickens to plastic wear to handicrafts to everyday clothing . Worth a visit. As is always the case when... More 

Thank suzannelbrock
Elgin, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

When last in Oaxaca 12 years ago, the Juarez Mercado was much more centered towards produce, etc. with less tacky tourist stuff. No catering to tourists at Abastos. It is a wonderful gigantic maze of all the stuff of local life. Great for food, chocolate, textiles and especially traditional sandals. Many vendors at a real bargain. High quality. Looking to... More 

Thank copperstategal
Golden, Colorado
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I pride myself on going to local markets whenever I travel abroad because there in no better way to understand a people or their culture. I have not experienced a market like this since I went to the market in Otavalo, Ecuador almost 20 years ago. This market is huge and overwhelming at times and will have your senses working... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

First of all, be sure you are NOT wearing any good jewelry and make sure your phone and wallet are well-hidden. Keep about 100 - 200 pesos ($5 - $10) in your pocket. You could spend hours and hours there, but 2-3 will give you a flavor of the place. That taken care of, enjoy the sites, the sounds, the... More 

Thank ZorroAhora
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We has wandered around central Oaxaca looking specifically for this market. We ended up at Mercado Benito Juarez but realizing that it's not what we wanted to be, asked someone for help who pointed us in the right direction with a wary Spanish send-off and advice to "be careful." About a 15 minute walk away, we located Abastos which is... More 

Thank Hillary_N
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125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Huge market, and fascinating - but what you will see are items for every day life: clothes, shoes, hardware, plastics, food, religious candles etc. You could get lost in here. Also, traffic in the area is very bad. I took a public bus there and then walked back and even the sidewalks around there were very busy. Interesting experience but... More 

Thank Wendy R
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This market has more day to day items but it is a definitely a sight to see. We found many little deals for gifts. I was just amazed by the size of this market. It was so much fun just to walk and get lost in all the stalls. Much of the items are repetitive but hey, this is a... More 

Thank SD_Eddie_V
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is the locals market. The Asbastos market is huge and you could easily spend a day here wondering up and down the lanes and not go down the same one twice. Noticed a lot of mention over security (theft/pickpocket) but no different here then anywhere else, we had no additional concerns walking through this market then anywhere else in... More 

1 Thank Milton W
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

I have been told that the Abastos market is the largest indigenous market in the Americas. In any case, this is a huge market. Even walking fast without stopping, I doubt that you could see it all in one day. In this market, you will see everything from super fresh produce to traditional folk medicine, not to mention clothes of... More 

1 Thank captvic4
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is a HUGE market, with portions of it indigenous from the Sierras bringing in fresh eggs, mushrooms that you´ve never seen before, seeds of all kinds, fresh herbs, just pulled from the ground......you buy in quantity here and I must add, quality, as well.....for 2 of us, (we live here) we spend less than $20 U.S. for a week... More 

1 Thank Lindarose086

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