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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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Huge Market

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Milton W
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bainbridge Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Go slow, give yourself plenty of time, leave valuables home, eat at one of the comedors, bargain! You can find almost ANYTHING at this expansive mercado on the west side of the city...don' miss it.

1 Thank igropub
Redlands, Ca
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

We were warned about pick pockets. I hid my wallet in my camera bag and my wife clutched her purse. What she hadn't counted on was someone grabbing the pocket camera that was wrapped around her risk, breaking the strap, and running away. She gave chase, but to no avail, and no one bothered to try to stop the thief.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The market would have been more interesting for me with a guide, and in fact I found out about a guide later... Too late for this trip but maybe next time. (I am posting his photo & you can contact me if you want info. Gerardo Pinelo teaches cooking classes in English with his mother, and he is a certified... More 

1 Thank snowy_and_sunny
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was our first Oaxaca stop on a Saturday. Some quality finds hidden amongst the Chinese merchandise. Ate octopus at a stall. Octopus was tender & sweet, but the sweetened cocktail sauce was bit much. We prefer Juarez Mmercado.

Thank vmcgilvr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

best place to interact with real Oaxaca people, and buy spices and leather accessories and food.....

Thank Roger C

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