Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo), Guanajuato
(3.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
The vibrant array of produce at Hidalgo Market (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. Using our world travel planner, Guanajuato attractions like Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Guanajuato itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Guanajuato

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Guanajuato by other users

7 days in Puebla, Guanajuato & Mexico City BY A USER FROM MEXICO February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Guanajuato BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Guanajuato BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Guanajuato BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Guanajuato BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM POLAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Guanajuato BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM TANZANIA February, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Happy. To flirt more wonderful and q an infinite number of colours, flavours and local crafts. Re-fuel
    View original
  • It sells all kinds of crafts of Guanajuato at an incredibly low price. It is a good place for souvenirs.
    View original
  • The entrance of the Mercado Hidalgo is impressive - a high arch of pink sandstone. Pass though and you find an arched metal roof, very high to permit some air flow. There are many different types of s...  more »
Google
  • Awesome market full fruits and veggies, also a great place to buy local arts and crafts.
  • buen mercado
  • Excellent and very varied market. In one corner, there are guys chopping huge chunks of meat, while in the middle you can get some good and cheap milkshakes. Clothing and other items are on the balcony that surrounds the ground floor.
  • This ticks all the boxes for Mexican markets leaning slightly towards the touristy side. It has food, stalls and everything you could like. Worth checking out.
  • Interesting vibrant market with all kinds of stuff. Seems to target both locals and tourists.