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World's Coolest Bazaars: Mercado Libertad

Mercado Libertad, Guadalajara, Mexico

For the brave of stomach, this is one of the best places to come in Mexico. Start your food adventure on the second floor of this vast indoor market, which shills all manner of Mexican eats from traditional tortas ahogadas to skull-shaped Día de los Muertos sweets. After a lunch of pozole and deep-fried goat, prepare to sample the more than 2,600 stalls selling produce and handicrafts, flowers, and cheap electronics (from which the market got its nickname “Taiwan de Dios”). 

Best Buy: Traditional clay cookware, massive copper pots, and handmade leather huaraches. Open Monday through Saturday.


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