Mercado Hidalgo, Guanajuato

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The vibrant array of produce at Mercado Hidalgo will have you filling your bag with authentic Mexican food and gifts. Located within a vast iron structure originally intended to operate as a rail station, the market opened in 1910, coinciding with Mexico’s centennial celebration of independence. This milestone helped coin the market’s name after Miguel Hidalgo, a leader in the independence movement. Shopping with the locals across the three levels of the market, you will find many food vendors offering meals at very reasonable prices, or you can buy some produce to take with you. You'll find handcrafted gifts at many stalls, and as is the norm in Mexican markets, haggling is expected. Add Mercado Hidalgo and other attractions to your Guanajuato trip itinerary using our Guanajuato route planner .
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  • The building is quite imposing, and the selection of fruit and vegetables are great. I really cam to try the well recommended street food, and the choice is huge. However, the souvenirs are of the low...  more »
  • Like most markets of this nature in towns of the size, the overwhelming frenetic activity is the reason to be here! The sounds of butchers chopping, the sights of beautifully colored fabrics for sale,...  more »
  • Not necessarily a tourist trap since this is the main market downtown where locals buy everything from food to clothes. Of course you will find souvenir stores but the experience is the one you dont w...  more »
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  • Affortable. Great place to shop!
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  • It is an economic siege and it is located in the Centre of the city, public baths are acceptable based on the relationship with its price. You can buy fruits, vegetables, flowers, cages for birds, food, clothing, stationery, hardware store, butchers, seafood and even costumes for children! Seems safe but should be revised, it is crowded too much on weekends. The only downside are odors to spout that suddenly around the place
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  • Very susio place
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  • You can still find artisan items, little sold elsewhere. Good price and quality in the majority.
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