Escorted to the market by Insider Tours (Fem) specifically by Marcy and Elena. This tour into the working every day market for the local peoples of Cartagena was really special. We were dropped off at a mall and told that this was the last clean spot, the last chance to use a bathroom. And off we went, walking through a... 更多
Vibrant, authentic, sprawling market which is worth a wander. Visitors who complain about it being dirty have either not spent much time in developing countries or they have delicate sensibilities.
If you consider the Caribe Plaza Mall is about a kilometer from the Mercado Bazurto you will notice stunning contrasts. If a taxi drops you off you will most likely be on the outskirts of the mercado closer to the water. If that is the case the ground will be fairly covered in litter and it is advisable to wear... 更多
We've been to local markets all over the world--we love 'em--and this ranks up there with the "best." It's a given that these places are earthy--most countries eat ALL of their animals, not just the choice parts as in the U.S. You are likely to see a lot of innards AND outtards (I just made up that word), such as... 更多
wherever I go , I always visit local markets. dont have and bad exprience so far. This is one of them. But I should admit not for everyone. I did not feel unsecure at all. but not many fruit selection, I guess this is mercado for low income people. but still beautiful.
We had enough "balls" to come to this market South of Cartagena. Even the taxi was telling me not to come here. I said "padelante", I was born in Hialeah and walked the roads of Medellin many times. Colombian folks love me and treat me with respect. Im not afraid of them and they have no intention to harm me/us.... 更多
I've read a few reviews that call this place inauthentic, or a tourist trap, but I would strongly disagree. Granted, the location is dirty, horribly so in parts (there are sections that go from standard Latin American strip mall, all the way down to outdoor market with garbage, dogs, and abject poverty) chaotic, possibly unsafe, etc, but it offers a... 更多
It's an open market with fruits, veggies, meat parts, fish and herbs. English is not widely spoken here so be prepared or know exactly what you're looking to buy. I had a great time chatting with the older ladies and trying not to get run over by carts barreling their way down the maze of narrow walk ways. Nearby there... 更多
We decided make a quick stop at the Mercado Bazurto, as we enjoy going to markets, shopping malls, grocery stores, etc. when we visit new cities. The market received mixed reviews from travelers, but we decided to go anyway. We took a taxi from San Felipe de Barajas and the taxi driver spent most of the ride over reminding us... 更多
I'm admittedly biased, but I love big dirty markets where everyone is busy and alive and vibrant. I love to photograph the goods and the people and animals at work. It's all so colorful. U don't mind the puddles, the smells, the dirt.