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“Inside does not live up to the magnificent entrance..”
Review of Mercado Hidalgo

Mercado Hidalgo
Ranked #16 of 79 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This famous market was constructed in 1910 on account of Mexico's 100-year anniversary of independence.
Reviewed 17 August 2012

From the outside you would feel that you are in for an experience such as entering the glass market building in Valencia Espana; but you are doomed for dissappointment.
The local Council has not done anything to this place in 25 years and it does not live up to your expectations. It badly needs a new roof... something to live up to the promise of the entrance. Inside there is a lot of cubicles, but merely one third of them are open and the alleyways are clogged with empty cartons etc. This place has been badly neglected and there are a 100 better market experiences to be had elsewhere in Mexico.

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"food stalls"
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"carnitas"
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"great market"
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"fresh food"
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"large market"
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"second floor"
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"eiffel tower"
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"household items"
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"arts and crafts"
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"two floors"
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

There is nothing spectactular about the Hidalgo Market, however, it is stocked with many basic items you would expect to see in a Mexican market. There are a number of cheap eating places which serve fairly decent fare. In addition, you can buy local talavera, leather goods from Leon, vegetables, and spices. Definitely worth a visit if you want to buy some gifts for those back home.

2  Thank Ubernaga
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

nothing outstanding. Produce and meats downstairs, and trinkets upstairs, but nothing of great quality. Reasonably clean.

Thank Enrique C
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Fruit, vegetables, chicken, meat, etc. downstairs. Cheapo souvenirs upstairs. Don't expect to see anything unique or handmade.

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

It is smaller than most, but all the standard butchers, green-grocers, and street vendors are represented here. The torta carnitas are the best reason to visit!

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