Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo), Guanajuato

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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.
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  • The entrance is spectacular which old station. The market is very nice and clean. There you will find souvenirs and traditional things and food. Next there is other food very rich Muu and good price. The pork in red sauce and mining companies enchiladas are a must :)
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  • Do you want to know the country?, markets are the heart of Mexico and this is one of them, from the delicious dishes, up to the souvenirs, they are worthy of try and take. Your altar to the Virgin Mary can not miss. In addition to walk its halls you can preview the typical phrases "Güerita pass", "what is does breast?" " that will take girl? ", that invite you to buy
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  • The fruit and vegetables being grown in this area are incredibly fresh and good. If I lived here would shop often  more »
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  • Awesome market full fruits and veggies, also a great place to buy local arts and crafts.
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  • 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.