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Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo)

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This famous market was constructed in 1910 on account of Mexico's 100-year...

This famous market was constructed in 1910 on account of Mexico's 100-year anniversary of independence.

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Very nice mercardo in centre of town . Not much to say, just lots of fresh food and meat. Go hungry because the vendors inside are fantastic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jane D
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Brantford, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little off the beaten path for foreign tourists, it is a very typical indoor Mexican market featuring food, groceries, sweets, and toys.. Not full of tourist trinkets or the usual goods sold to tourists. It's a good place to visit to get a feeling for how Mexicans shop and eat when they don't go to a supermarket or modern... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice mercardo in centre of town . Not much to say, just lots of fresh food and meat. Go hungry because the vendors inside are fantastic.

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Thank Jane D
Wurzburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let´s make it short. The market inside is the same you can find all over the country where the locals are going shopping. In cities with tourist interests you can find the typical tourist exploring the market too, because if you stay in Mexico you have to enter a Mexican market place ? Differently this market is inside of an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a colorful traditional market with stalls of every type. Of course the food stalls are the most interesting, particularly the ones with all sorts of chilis and grains. The locals are her buying their meat, fish and produce. A colorful experience!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great market in a beautiful historic building. Fun to walk around and visit. You can also eat here, buy food and gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My aunt and I did a walking tour of the market. We found fresh fruits and vegetables. The best thing was that all of the crafts and products produced by local artisans were significantly cheaper here than in the venues outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering the market, one can observe an interesting little folkloric market. The top floor sells mostly clothing and Mexican handicrafts like mirrors, keychains, and pens. Downstairs you will mostly find food, kitchen items and piñatas. The market is not restricted to tourists, as one might think. On a regular day, one sees locals flocking about, buying clothes and beef... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent here!!! There are numerous places where you can eat typical homemade food at a very reasonable price. It's a market. So it comes along with the bustle and noise of a market, but personally I found it entertaining.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seemed to be mostly full of cheap junk, not of interest to me. The building is perhaps worth checking out if you're nearby, a former train station I think? I'm veg, so don't enjoy seeing my friends all chopped up in on countertops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The entrance of the Mercado Hidalgo is impressive - a high arch of pink sandstone. Pass though and you find an arched metal roof, very high to permit some air flow. There are many different types of stalls selling cooking ingredients, fresh fruit and vegetables and meat. At the east end are many inexpensive eateries. We purchased some dried spices... More 

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