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Mercado Libertad

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Address: Javier Mina y Calzada Independencia, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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This arts and crafts marketplace offers many places to shop and bargain.

This arts and crafts marketplace offers many places to shop and bargain.

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This is a sprawling indoor market, typical of Mexican cities. it has everything from mariachi outfits and boots, to Mexican crafts and gift items, to housewares and tennis shoes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buckle your seat belts. Making a visit to this market is not for the weak! Market is a rabbit warren- it just keeps going and going. The market is very crowded and you could easily get separated from your group, so pick a meeting place location. We did not buy much here. Just wanted the experience.

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Thank Melissa M
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a very big swap meet and a farmers market under one roof. We have lots of small versions of those in US. Souvenirs, jewelry, leather goods, fruit, vegetables, sweets. Lots of food stands. I didn't eat there so no food advises here. The building looks interesting inside. I'm glad I stopped by but I wouldn't say "must see".

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Thank Yana S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

You really must spend some time here, but please be open minded. Some things may not be pretty, or clean enough, may smell offensive to you. But as in so many Mexican experiences, you will never forget it. We purchased a lovely, and unique terra cotta Katrina to add to our collection. I will add a photo of her when... More 

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Theres about everything there. The best candy selection of the city. Is right next to the jewelry center & is such an experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Typical of most Mexican markets in terms of what it sells, but the scale is huge. Good for leather shoes and fabrics (check your import requirements on leather if you're from USA / Australia). Stallholders expect you to haggle down so if Spanish is not your first language then practice your numbers or take a note pad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a sprawling indoor market, typical of Mexican cities. it has everything from mariachi outfits and boots, to Mexican crafts and gift items, to housewares and tennis shoes. Most of the things that a visitor would want to purchase for gifts (handicrafts, boots, guayaberas, etc.) are on the first floor. The rest of the market is housewares, gadgets, electronics,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you want to taste a really local food, this is the place. Just take the longest lines and you will not get it wrong. Price is honest and food really enjoyable. Easy access by subway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

When visiting Guadalajara you have to see the central market, Mercado Libertad. The place is vast, with innumerable little stalls selling everything from a pig's head to jewelry. The "food court " is a football field long. You can get lost in this place. The other nice thing about visiting the Mercado is it's central location, an easy stroll to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love Mercado Libertad (San Juan de Dios). A large part of it is due to the fact that it's so different from anything you'd find back in Ireland. The place is enormous and is the biggest indoor market in Latin America. It's a complete maze of stalls selling anything and everything. It's easy to get lost and can at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy shopping this place is great for souvenirs and what I really love is the selection of baby items beautiful handmade dresses, blankets, booties, festive dresses and toys. Although you can get just about anything there from a saddle to paintings to kitchen equipment to hand bags. It does get crowed and some isles are very tight wear... More 

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