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Bustling Market

People from surrounding pueblos come to this charming market town to sell their wares -- everything... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Riga, Latvia
huge market

we had been told about this large market outside of Oaxaca. So on the Sunday, the day of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.
| Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 October 2014

- How to get there? Walk to the Second Class bus terminal in oaxaca city and turn right when you enter the building. Someone will be yelling 'Tlacolula' the whole time and you will not miss that yell. That will be the bus you have...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Tlocolula Market isn't what it used to be. We arrived, perhaps later than we should have, around 1pm on a Sunday in January and only about a third of the stalls were open with vendors present. The vendors are very nice, sweet and conversational....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

People from surrounding pueblos come to this charming market town to sell their wares -- everything from tasty meals to gorgeous rugs to clothes, bags, and other artisanal creations. From Oaxaca it's about a 30-minute ride, and taxis are affordable!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had been told about this large market outside of Oaxaca. So on the Sunday, the day of the market, we hired a taxi and drove out to see this. It's huge!! if you can't find it there it doesn't exist - leather, small electronics,...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hold you purse close and wander stall after stall of various food and utilitarian goods. There are several vendors who prepare barbecue- so we stopped for lamb tacos. Freshly prepared to order. We made our way to a area where stalls sell traditional blouses. Bargaining...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Tlacolula is a terrific busy, crowded and bustling market place every Sunday.... We hired Omar Rito, owner of Oaxaca Experience Tours to take us 6 there. Omar was so very helpful in keeping all of us happy by taking us to our individual places of...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This market is brilliant. Full of stalls of every kind from shoes to bread to bbq to live chickens! It was bustling with local people doing their shopping, hardly a tourist in sight! Had a delicious dulce de leche creo, and if I hadn’t had...More

1  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This day we decided to visit nearby towns...Tlacolula market is a must, try the local food dont be affraid and enjoy. We then visited Teotitlan del Valle and Don Agave artesanal factory. 10 out of 10.

Thank Rafamar
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Sunday street market sprawls out from the bus station via the church to teh market building and is one of the best markets in the area. It is mostly a local market but there are also some tiny areas to be found that sell...More

1  Thank FoodMonsterTravels
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is one of the biggest markets in the Oaxaca valley held each Sunday. It is always an experience. Great for shopping and looking around and seeing how the local folks live. It it well worth working your way all the way down through the...More

3  Thank Reg S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

40-minute ride east of the Oaxaca (city). The big market is on Sundays, an important element of local life. Impressive array of chiles, grasshoppers, insect larvae, fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices...and the occasional live turkey. Artisanal ware is mostly low-end, but fun to see. Be...More

1  Thank enfant_de_boheme
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This bustling market is not to be missed if you can be here in a Sunday. It’s an easy bus or collectivo trip from Oaxaca and we highly recommend doing it. So much fun to see what is available but also to glimpse the social...More

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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
we just booked a taxi driver. There were 5 of us and he charged 250 pesos and hour with a minimum of 4 hours. We went from Oaxaca to the market and to Tula and still were back in the 4 hours.
15 January 2017|
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Response from Penny M | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation is easy and cheap! Go to the second class bus station near Abastos. I've taken the bus (check with the station chief and read the destinations across the bus windshields). Take change for the bus... More