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Mercado Libertad

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Address: Javier Mina y Calzada Independencia, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karim S
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mlopiuyasd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 

Joao Pessoa, PB
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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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Littleton, Colorado
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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 

Thank Jeff W
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I did not enjoy the smell of the area, I saw a lot of poverty and could not find something worthy to buy as a souvenir (except of goods made of silver, some spurs and sobreros). Don't go if you don't have a guide or if you cannot speak Spanish.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My husband had fond memories of this place from when he used to visit with his parents so he wanted to take our children to see it. 1st off the aroma of all the different foods was nauseating. The market was very crowded, there were puddles of water everywhere from the heavy rain that was falling. Everyone seemed to have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to find whatever you like.. giant flea Market with out the price haggling. So yes you can find anything. Easy to get turned around but all you need to do is ask, everyone is friendly. I personally loved the sites away from the market.. if your in the mood to shop come here!

Thank Juan M

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