Mercado Bazurto, Cartagena

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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2.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • I was in Cartagena de Indias junior and ready to go to the market of bazurco alone, but luckily I was able to go with a person who lives near the market. It is near the Mall, a Caribbean shopping. Something like March 25 in São Paulo, a little simpler. Where the locals do their shopping has electronic stores, home appliances, home, food stores have, where shops sell products for cell phones, clothing, fruits like green bananas to make patacones me (looks like banana da terra), green mangoes with salt and pepper, níspero, fresh fish, typical foods but of everyday arepas. Common place where prices are fair for the population, an interesting place to meet the Colombian culture. I recommend. To buy souvenirs of trip. Grocery shopping, much cheaper than the Center. I went by bus to meet, you can go by taxi, it's not far. The safety topics are the usual suspects. We must not forget a very simple place where Cartagena the purchasing power of residents is not of the best, have a simple life, like every South American country with social problems. A wonderful people receiving people from all over the world, always nice, always smiling. See other cultures always fantastic. Those who like to know the real culture must explore bazurco market, to talk to the locals, try their flavors, listen to your music through the streets, enjoy the natural beauty. What are you waiting for? Will meet the market Appreciates and respects Bazurco Colombian culture.
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  • It is important to go to this market and see the amount of trade, you can get good prices, but more importantly buy is see this whole movement
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  • We had enough "balls" to come to this market South of Cartagena. Even the taxi was telling me not to come here. I said "padelante", I was born in Hialeah and walked the roads of Medellin many times. C...  read more »
  • Here's the truth: This is poorly advertised as a cool spot. It's irresponsible for people to be giving this market a 3-5 star rating. This is a potentially dangerous activity. This is still Colombia we're talking about. Be smart. It's not a cute, hip bazaar. Tourists be advised. (I'm Colombian, by the way.)
  • Amazing food. This place has some very mixed reviews and while I can understand where some are coming from I don't necessarily agree. Safety: One should be cognizant of their safety anywhere they go in the world, and yes, Colombia too. Markets in general can be great target points. Narrow alleys, dim lighting, and ignorant tourists holding expensive items, showing off lots of COP isn't advised. The Food & Goods: Most non-locals won't be buying anything here as its more industrial in its realm (non-food that is). The cooked food is amazing in quality and even ingredients (although you might not suspect that from the visual setting). Try things, order and sample, be sure to pay appropriately. I had some great fried yucca, fried fish, crab stews, and more. While the visual setting is one that some tourists might not be used to don't judge a book by its cover; at the same time be smart & savvy. Recognize that some here are working very hard and not quite making a living wage. Consider how you appear in the market.
  • Adventure Time: When you search for Cartagena's Mercado de Bazurto market, you get comments like "dangerous, dirty and not useful," "watch out for pickpockets," "deafening music," "muddy paths stinking with fish juice—do NOT wear flip flops," and "es feo y malo! (it's ugly and bad)". So obviously, I went there this morning. I figured I've been in Chinatown and an Époisse cheese factory; I'm a veteran at olfactory assault. The market was indeed a maze of dark, pungent alleys, filled with wagons full of cow hooves, hubcaps, baggies of sauces, Spiderman outfits, mills grinding fresh corn into masa, glistening fish, ragged puppies, and every tropical fruit you could want in Colombia. I made it out having learned some new Spanish vocab and with my pockets intact, and only two people hollered "Mi amor!" at me.
  • Not touristy at at all, off the beaten path but really great place.
  • Where all are mixed! diversity with biodiversity is fun and can be very good pictures, but always as in all market we must be cautious and be aware.
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