Shopping Mercados in Mexico

Shopping Mercados in Mexico"Pásele marchante, pásele" This is what vendors call out to their customers in Mexican markets as they stroll through narrow aisles crowded with all types of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, handcrafts, candies, flowers and much more. The Aztecs called them tianguis, a word in náhuatl that means mercado or market, referring to an open public market in which traders from different parts of the country met to exchange products such as jade, cotton, cocoa, cereals and precious metals.

During their rule in central Mexico, the Aztecs built the Tlatelolco market and due to its important location, it became the main mercado in mid-fifteenth century AD. Other specialized markets were created as well and could be found in different cities that are now neighborhoods, for example the salt market located in Atenantitlán or the slaves market located in Azcapotzalco and Izocan.

Nowadays, the mercados represent an important attraction for national and international visitors since all the folk culture of the city or town can be easily found there. The mercados are everywhere and each one has its own specialty and personality that comes from the raw ingredients to the prepared foods, the colors and unique aromas.

In Oaxaca, tourists can visit Mercado de Juárez, famous for its handcrafts, natural home-made refreshments (known in Mexico as aguas frescas), people selling a wide array of cheese and the best Tlayudas - hand-made corn tortilla with tasajo style beef, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and red or green sauce. Other popular markets can be found in Puebla, where you will find the San Martin Texmeluca market, one of the largest in Latin America, while Morelia offers a candy market with a incredible collection of traditional sweets such as the ate -thick fruit paste.

In México City there are many specialized markets like the flower market in Xochimilco which is 30 acres long, the Sonora market, known as the best place to find medicinal herbs, home remedies not only to cure normal illnesses but to keep bad energy away, and some others like Mercado de La Merced, Mercado de Jamaica, etc.

All of these are settled in a specific area within the city but every week there are smaller and traveling markets, those of which are visited more often by people living in the surrounding towns. For example, the handcraft market of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas or the Saturday silver market offering great bargains in Taxco, Guerrero.

Now you know that visiting a mercado is a must on your next trip to Mexico! It is the best way to experience a day in the life of the Mexican people and learn about local food, traditions, and flavors.

 

Profile Information

Application afterLoad: 0.000 seconds, 0.22 MB
Application afterInitialise: 0.016 seconds, 1.84 MB
Application afterRoute: 0.035 seconds, 3.99 MB
Application afterDispatch: 0.048 seconds, 4.92 MB
Application afterRender: 0.072 seconds, 5.27 MB

Memory Usage

5585112

24 queries logged

  1. SELECT *
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE session_id = 'dk3el5j84ikja61mai2ql7g287'
  2. DELETE
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE ( TIME < '1529773564' )
  3. SELECT *
      FROM jos_session
      WHERE session_id = 'dk3el5j84ikja61mai2ql7g287'
  4. INSERT INTO `jos_session` ( `session_id`,`time`,`username`,`gid`,`guest`,`client_id` )
      VALUES ( 'dk3el5j84ikja61mai2ql7g287','1529776864','','0','1','0' )
  5. SELECT *
      FROM jos_components
      WHERE parent = 0
  6. SELECT folder AS TYPE, element AS name, params
      FROM jos_plugins
      WHERE published >= 1
      AND access <= 0
      ORDER BY ordering
  7. SELECT *
      FROM jos_sef_config
      WHERE id = '1'
  8. SELECT *
      FROM jos_sef_alias
      WHERE published='1'
  9. SELECT *
      FROM jos_sef_redirect
      WHERE SOURCE='tourism/mexico/shopping_mercados_in_mexico/'
      AND published='1'
      LIMIT 1
  10. SELECT id
      FROM jos_components
      WHERE link='option=com_tourism'
      AND link<>''
      ORDER BY id DESC
  11. SELECT link
      FROM jos_menu
      WHERE name='tourism'
      AND published=1
      AND componentid>20
  12. SELECT id
      FROM jos_content
      WHERE title='shóppíñg mércádós íñ méxícó'
      AND (state > 0 OR state = -1)
  13. SELECT id
      FROM jos_sections
      WHERE title='tóúrísm'
  14. SELECT id
      FROM jos_categories
      WHERE title='méxícó'
      AND SECTION='5'
  15. SELECT id
      FROM jos_content
      WHERE title='shóppíñg mércádós íñ méxícó'
      AND sectionid='5'
      AND catid='34'
      ORDER BY state DESC
  16. SELECT id
      FROM jos_menu
      WHERE TYPE='component'
      AND published='1'
      AND link='index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=575'
      ORDER BY id
  17. SELECT id
      FROM jos_menu
      WHERE TYPE='component'
      AND published='1'
      AND link LIKE 'index.php?option=com_content&view=category%&id=34'
      ORDER BY id
  18. SELECT id
      FROM jos_menu
      WHERE TYPE='component'
      AND published='1'
      AND link LIKE 'index.php?option=com_content&view=section%&id=5'
      ORDER BY id
  19. SELECT template
      FROM jos_templates_menu
      WHERE client_id = 0
      AND (menuid = 0 OR menuid = 151)
      ORDER BY menuid DESC
      LIMIT 0, 1
  20. SELECT a.*, u.name AS author, u.usertype, cc.title AS category, s.title AS SECTION, CASE WHEN CHAR_LENGTH(a.alias) THEN CONCAT_WS(":", a.id, a.alias) ELSE a.id END AS slug, CASE WHEN CHAR_LENGTH(cc.alias) THEN CONCAT_WS(":", cc.id, cc.alias) ELSE cc.id END AS catslug, g.name AS groups, s.published AS sec_pub, cc.published AS cat_pub, s.access AS sec_access, cc.access AS cat_access  
      FROM jos_content AS a
      LEFT JOIN jos_categories AS cc
      ON cc.id = a.catid
      LEFT JOIN jos_sections AS s
      ON s.id = cc.SECTION
      AND s.scope = "content"
      LEFT JOIN jos_users AS u
      ON u.id = a.created_by
      LEFT JOIN jos_groups AS g
      ON a.access = g.id
      WHERE a.id = 575
      AND (  ( a.created_by = 0 )    OR  ( a.state = 1
      AND ( a.publish_up = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR a.publish_up <= '2018-06-23 18:01:04' )
      AND ( a.publish_down = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR a.publish_down >= '2018-06-23 18:01:04' )   )    OR  ( a.state = -1 )  )
  21. UPDATE jos_content
      SET hits = ( hits + 1 )
      WHERE id='575'
  22. SELECT *
      FROM jos_menu
      WHERE menutype = 'mainmenu'
      AND published = '1'
      ORDER BY ordering
      LIMIT 1
  23. SELECT published
     
      FROM jos_plugins
     
      WHERE element = 'jceembed'
     
      AND folder = 'system'
  24. SELECT id, title, module, POSITION, content, showtitle, control, params
      FROM jos_modules AS m
      LEFT JOIN jos_modules_menu AS mm
      ON mm.moduleid = m.id
      WHERE m.published = 1
      AND m.access <= 0
      AND m.client_id = 0
      AND ( mm.menuid = 151 OR mm.menuid = 0 )
      ORDER BY POSITION, ordering

0 legacy queries logged

    Language Files Loaded

    Untranslated Strings Diagnostic

    None

    Untranslated Strings Designer

    None