Mercado Bazurto, Cartagena

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  • We were planning to go to this market and had 3 different locals highly recommend not going due to safety and security issues (people grabbing your wallet out of your hands). We had our taxi do a driv...  more »
  • Colorful goings-on, loud praise, all sorts of scents, fish, fruit, vegetables, technician, patisserie, weird and quirky and many people.
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  • A very skilled guide who speaks good English. The ride is very authentic and tasted things not even would have tasted without a guide. There will be taken pictures, as you get behind and we got some small gifts in the course of the trip, which you can take home as a memento.
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  • It's an experience for the senses. All the colors, the many fruits, and the smell. That nauseating disgusting smell. The mud made by God knows what that gets all over your shoes... And yet I remain super excited and glad I visited here! My family took a tour called The Real Cartagena, and it included a tour of the market and sampling different foods. 100% worth it, even though I disliked all but the fruits. (I'm a uniquely picky eater, much to my own dismay.) But be forewarned, I would never go here alone or without a tour guide! And the extra bonus of going with the guide for this trip is that he has friends and family that work there. So he's familiar to the people who work and frequent the market. He knows all the best stands and how to bargain with people. It is clear that no two visits to the market are ever the same, and he is exceptional at managing that. An added bonus, because he has family that works there, if you need to use the restroom you actually can. There is a key for it that only market sellers get. But also be warned, there was no toilet paper. So have tissues or napkins on hand!
  • Topical Colombian markets. You can buy cloths, fresh veggies, meet and fish. It’s about a 8,000 peso taxi ride from the Old City.
  • Great market with tons of stalls and interesting stuff. Don't recommend it if you look for sth quiet, clean and well organized though.
  • It is a fun and interesting place to visit in sharp contrast to the neatly groomed Cartagena.
  • The biggest things holding my review back from 4 stars are 1) how loud this place is and 2) the horrible traffic trying to get here. You have multiple stalls with competing music. All of them turned up as loud as they will go. Traffic on the street is a nightmare. Be prepared to sit for an extended period of time. My suggestion is to take the city bus to get here. This is a working market and you can get about anything you can think of here. Clothes, toys, fruits, vegetables, fish, etc. The place is crowded with narrow walk ways. It never felt unsafe. Not sure it is worth the trip.
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