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Mercado de Jamaica

One of Mexico City’s main traditional markets, and among its oldest, the Mercado de Jamaica overflows with flowers and plants. “Jamaica” is the name of the neighborhood and means hibiscus, and if you stroll through the aisles of the block-long wholesale flower market, you’ll find those tropical plants, along with almost 5,000 other varieties. Then there are more than 300 stands selling produce like chiles, epazote, all kinds of fruit, and meat. Plus, you can grab tacos and quesadillas from one of the many food vendors to keep you sustained while you hunt for ingredients and blooms. Several organizations conduct tours of the market, which is located at Guillermo Prieto 45.

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