When I first read about this market, I couldn’t believe it. The space is huge and offers you to get everything you can need from food to clothes.
I took the subway which lead me directly next to the market. Then, you enter in a gigantic space full of everything, a real maze!
The best market in the WORLD open to public ! In Asia, Africa, South America, I didn’t found the same freshness in the food area (yet ?), fruits and veggies everywhere from the floor to the ceiling. A lot interesting shops can be found around the market a lunch break. i like to go order fresh juice, they are directly prepared in front of you from scratch.
Could not resist to buy fresh watermelon, spices and veggies.
I even was able to see how they prepare the cactus (Nopales). and the sellers are friendly with foreigners 🙂
Price are very competitive, a must-do in México D.F.
One of my (many) favorite time in Mexico.
Mercado de la Merced – Rosario 180, puerta 4 int. nave mayor, 15810 Ciudad de México – MEXICO+52 55 5522 1633 Food Market, Public Market Metro: 1 – Merced Price: cheap English friendly: not really Website: http://www.mexicocity.gob.mx/detalle.php?id_pat=5289