Mercado Sonora, Mexico City

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Mercado de Sonora (Sonora Market) is a city-established traditional market, located just southeast of the historic center of Mexico City in the Colonia Merced Balbuena neighborhood. It was established in the 1950s with a number of other similar institutions in order to help regulate retail commerce in the city. This market has specialized in a variety of merchandise such as pottery, party items, and live animals — and the two which make it notable, herbal medicine and items related to magic and the occult.

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  • I should have read some of these reviews before going in. Please be warned, this is a horrible place for anyone who believes in treating animals with decency and even a minimal level of respect...  more »
  • I would not recommend going to this market unless you want to see inhumane animal treatment. The front of the market is clay and trinkets, the back is tiny cages crammed with newborn animals covered.....  more »
  • Great experience, very hectic and colourful. If you don't like esoterica and spirituality, this place is not for you though. They also have an animal section with cute puppies and kittens which is a bit messed up but I guess it's part of the experience I guess. You can have a limpia over here as well and tarot readings are also being offered.
  • Crazy busy but can find just about anything you would ever need. Prices Are great and also lots of places to stop and eat. One of the largest markets in the city. Well worth a visit.

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