Mercado de Jamaica, Mexico City

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Mercado Jamaica is one of Mexico City’s traditional public markets where various vendors sell their wares in an established location. This market begat in the 1950s as part of efforts to urbanize the markets in the area. The market is located on the corner of Congreso de la Union and Avenida Morelos, just southeast of the historic center of the city. Although it is one of the main markets for souvenirs, produce and meat, it is best known for its flowers and ornamental plants. There are 1,150 stands dedicated to the selling of cut flowers, flower arrangements, ornamental plants and accessories such as flowerpots. The market offers about 5,000 types of flowers and plants, mostly foreign, but there is a number of native Mexican species available, including some gathered directly from the wild.

In Spanish, jamaica means the hibiscus flower (as well as the island nation of Jamaica).
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  • The smell of flowers here is overwhelming and the variety is extraordinary most produced within Mexico. Fruit here is terrific too and the market is not too crowded so you can make your way round...  more »
  • We came here with our guide and this is the right place to begin an introduction to Mexican culture. Wide variety of food, groceries, useful tools/utensils for home, craft, etc. We learned about...  more »
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  • Great place to get flowers, open all day long. Delicious food inside the market as well.
  • Beatiful flowers, either on a made bouquet or by sold by the dozen. Very fresh fruit and vegetables

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