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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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This indoor market offers a number of interesting items, including voodoo...

This indoor market offers a number of interesting items, including voodoo dolls.

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Mexico City Markets Tour: La Merced, Sonora and San Juan Markets
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This place is crowded but good prices

You can get anythig in this market, they sell pretty cheap dogs and goat, chicken and fish, all you need for your dog at cheap prices,,,,example= I was going to buy a dog carrier... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get anythig in this market, they sell pretty cheap dogs and goat, chicken and fish, all you need for your dog at cheap prices,,,,example= I was going to buy a dog carrier (very fancy looking) which cost me $460 pesos in the centro historico, I got the same thing for $200 pesos here same quality and I was... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican markets, but the Sonora is not the biggest nor the best in Mexico City. However, my grandson and I went there to visit the witchcraft section. As a market goes, I would only give it a 3 star rating. But, the witchcraft section raised my rating to a 4 star. Very interesting, but probably a bit too... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I was reluctant to take the extra effort to go here based on other Trip Advisor reviews but our guide convinced us it was worthy. It was not. Full of tacky toys, sad dogs, cats and roosters in cages (this area was troubling that I closed my eyes and had my husband lead me), and weird, bad energy feeling stalls... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Single young female traveling alone. Found it very entertaining and authentic. The witchcraft section is neat, but I especially loved seeing all the animals. Exercise normal precautions, be polite and considerate, and I wouldn't anticipate any problems. Loved it!

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I found it entertaining and spent the morning browsing the stalls. The are hundreds of stores all selling the same stuff witchcraft or party supplies stuff. If you are into crockery there are a few good stores. Refreshments and food are not available and I did not see any WC so come prepared. After an hour or so it gets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

It is everything you have already read about. But here are some tips: 1. If you take the metro and get off at Merced, you will be in the extended Mercado Merced. To get to Sonora, turn left out of the metro and keep the building on your left. Keep going across a few small streets/alleys and you will come... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This market is enormous and full of a diverse offering of local goods - produce and meats, artesania, live animals, natural remedies, etc. The market extends to the other side of the street and seems to go on forever! So much fun just to walk through and talk to the vendors - a must for tourists!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Was curious about this market because I have read that exotic animals and weird witchcraft stuff was sold here. The place smelled pretty bad and the animals were kept in small cages. Didn't want to stay long enough to find out what kind of exotic animals were being sold. Was kind of creepy and sad. The witchcraft supplies were mostly... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Arriving here is a chore. You leave the Merced Metro and turn right though the shoes and kitchen stuff outside the Merced. Finding the street is an issue at first. The vendors have taken over the entire sidewalk area and it is a maze. Head south at any rate. Two streets down you will find the Mercado de Sonora. Basically... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

A market were you need to be extra careful , have to be prepare, not to take important things, like passport , too much money , or credit cards, or your watch , or jewelry Just be aware, not safe, pick packets, not very clean and safe, the real third world, if you can handle that, and feel adventurous ,... More 

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