The Sunday Traveler ~ Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico

Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico for shopping the freshest produce, and anything else your heart might desire. I spent the better part of a late morning here with my cousin on my visit to Guadalajara this last May. Another return to some wonderful memories. The Sunday Traveler used to spend a lot of her youth in Mexico with cousins, and this particular cousin used to shop at the mercado for her family’s restaurant, and I would love to tag along. The minute we stepped in to the first building with row after row of vegetables and fruit and cheeses and meats, my mind zoomed back years and remembered these colors, smells, sounds. The photo above requires a little explanation I think; it is an elevated attic carved into the upper rock of the building that is being used as a cold room for some of the produce. I glanced up and it took a minute for my mind to sort this out. I was looking into a room through a doorway.

The stalls are managed by the most wonderfully warm people that the Sunday Traveler had a great time talking to while my cousin made her purchases for her household. Taking photos was very relaxing with people that knew my cousin from her years of shopping here, and the Sunday Traveler had a free pass to take photos at will throughout the morning without hesitation.

Mercado Libertad is huge and comprised of several buildings and a lot of walking was done to get to the favorite vendors.

Spices, any amount you need is measured out for you


Cinnamon sticks

Norwegian dry cod

I was starving by the time we left

Our car was loaded with the day’s purchases and we were off to see about lunch.

Mercado Libertad, not to be missed if you visit Guadalajara.


About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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10 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico

  1. The markets in Mexico are so incredible! The variety of very tasty looking food is simply
    amazing! and this is their daily diet, and we call ourselves ‘well fed’.
    Thanks for presenting these wonderful photos Angeline


  2. arlene says:

    Wow, are those dried chilli?


  3. Heavenly indeed, it must have been hard to pull yourself away from all the treasures.


  4. Su Leslie says:

    What a wonderful place! I could spend all day there 🙂


  5. Boy! I have not seen any good-looking Swiss cheese in ages. I need to get to Guadalajara.


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