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Mercado Benito Juárez, Oaxaca

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Flea Market · Historic Site
The oldest in Oaxaca, Mercado Benito Juárez has been operating since 1893. Experience a vibrant blend of sights and aromas as you wander the maze-like rows of stalls, which sell everything from fresh produce and local delicacies to souvenirs and handicrafts. Stock up on fresh meat, fish, and vegetables, browse the stalls selling aromatic herbs and spices, or order a fruit smoothie. The market is a good place to try iconic local street snacks, such as tamales, a string cheese called "quesillo," or chapulines, spicy fried grasshoppers. To visit Mercado Benito Juárez and other attractions in Oaxaca, use our Oaxaca trip planner.
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  • The best shopping! You can get all of your handicraft gifts here. Woven items, leather, bags and all the food stuff too -- spices, mole paste and mezcal.  more »
  • Anything and everything can be found in this huge market. And, go there hungry. So many delicious foods were being enjoyed by the locals.  more »
  • This is a non-food market with many different handcraft stores. Handcrafts are not always original, but it's still better to acquire them here than in other "generic" workshops. Great place to buy coffee ;)
  • This mercado has lots of great food options for extremely affordable prices. People were very friendly without being too pushy. Lots of merchandise available as well. Although I didn't buy much, my friends and family were likely bringing back the economy to the Oaxacan people. Each of my friends and family came to Oaxaca with one suitcase, but left Oaxaca with two full suitcases each.

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