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Mercado Benito Juárez, Oaxaca

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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 really enjoyable thing about this market is that it isn’t just a market targeting tourists. It contains a little bit of everything - fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, clothes, souvenirs, food and... 
    The really enjoyable thing about this market is that it isn’t just a market targeting tourists. It contains a little bit of everything - fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, clothes, souvenirs, food and...  more »
  • We visited several Mercados. This one has another on the next block and is not far from the zocalo. Worth a visit. 
    We visited several Mercados. This one has another on the next block and is not far from the zocalo. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • 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 place is amazing and has everything you could want. My son wanted a toy sword but could not find one he liked. I asked a vendor if they had any swords that we did not see, and she walked us to another vendor who had exactly what we needed. If you don't see it what you need - just ask!

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