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La Lagunilla Market

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture,...

La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture, clothing, toys, records, books, and accessories from the Twentieth century. Arrive early and bring cash.

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huge flea market

This place is huge, full of people, sights and sounds. There are a lot of reviews stating that the place wasn't safe and that maybe true, we didn't have that experience thank god... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many reviews mention this place only sells cheap clothes and housewares -- not true! On Sundays only there are a huge number of antique vendors selling fascinating things for a song. Just ask someone to point you in the right direction, as it can be almost impossible to find on your own. It's true that this market isn't for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is huge, full of people, sights and sounds. There are a lot of reviews stating that the place wasn't safe and that maybe true, we didn't have that experience thank god. Lots of knockoffs around but you could find some good deals, this is a must for visitors however, I would recommend that you do not go with... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I recently returned to La Lagunilla Flea / Antique market after more than a decade and I'm happy to say it was just as fascinating. There's a very open, safe, neighbourhood feeling to the scene. I found wonderful things at very good prices. I bought furniture and the seller was most co-operative in delivering it to my friend's home in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A mandatory visit on Sundays. Walk around...,engage in conversations with the vendors..., eat as the locals do..., tough and feel the history behind each of artifacts available for sale. A great bargain hunting spot for those who know what they are looking for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

From Ancient artifacts to fine Antiques not to be missed. Safer then Detroit Michigan. Great street food recommend by Friend from IACP. You love it if you like Antiques and the unusual objects. Great Sunday strolling.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Worth the risk for the best street tacos evuh! It really wasn't all that bad as the other reviews stated. Be mindful of your surroundings and go during the day. Tons of random clothes and furniture shops.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I saw many reviews warning about the dangers but we never felt unsafe or intimidated. If you want to see dresses to rival My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, this is the place to go. Lots of clothing, home articles and wooden furniture but if you are looking for Mexican souvenirs you should be heading to La Ciudadela, Insurgentes (aka Mercado... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's a bit overwhelming and the Uber driver kept warning me about the dangers of the neighborhood. I wandered around for a while, finally found someone who spoke a bit of English, and he directed me to the antique section. It's not great, not like the European flea markets.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Was at the markets today after lunch in Plaza Garabaldi. Nothing of interest for tourists here. Low quality clothes and furniture- this is where the impoverished locals do their shopping. Crime is very serious here. I had a gold necklace snatched from my neck today, the culprit didn't try too hard to run away and pulled a knife when I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

I love coming to La Lagunilla every time I'm in Mexico City. People are friendly and it is exciting to buy and search for things!!

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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