Benito Juarez Market

#7 in Best Things To Do in Oaxaca
Benito Juarez Market picture
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Key Info

Miguel Cabrera S/N, OAX_RE_BENITO JUAREZ, Centro

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

To get a taste of Oaxaca, visitors should head to the Benito Juarez Market (Mercado Benito Juárez). Different stalls purvey everything from crickets and mole to grilled meats and homemade tortillas to mezcal and cheeses. Stalls also contain handicrafts and souvenirs. 

Most travelers say the Benito Juarez Market is a great place to grab lunch, sample local specialties and get an authentic Mexican market experience. Others say the market feels a bit touristy, but that it's still an interesting place to stop by. 

You'll find Benito Juarez Market just one block south of the Zócalo. The market is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the busiest day is Saturday. 

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