Photos courtesy of the El BAZAR DEL ORO Facebook page.
The Bazar del Oro has, since 1986, entirely taken over an otherwise rather non-descript street in Roma Norte. An open-air tianguis of the semi-permanent variety, this one has become such a constant that no one even remembers the street having been opened. (It’s passable to traffic late-nights and Wednesdays.)
The Bazar is probably most famous for clothing. Much of this is hand-selected from other bigger tianguis, those with “pacas,” around the city. But the Calle Oro has also seen its share of independent and emerging designers offer garments, often at discount prices.
Of course, the Bazar del Oro is also known for food, much of it ready prepared, and for gifts, artisan goods, and plenty that’s unique. The well-regarded café is not even the only place to get a cocktail.
Semi-permanent though it be, the Bazar has a constant inflow and outflow of vendors. You can never be sure who will be back when you get back. Some are constants. Many others will set up shop for a few weeks at a time. Somehow within the confines of its narrow street, the bazaar has been known to spread seven separate aisles or passageways. Though at just one street it’s not enormous, vendors have somehow managed to make it feel enormous.
There are “entrances” on both the Glorieta of the Cibeles Fountain and on Insurgentes Sur at the intersection with Monterrey.
Hours: Weekends, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Wednesdays.
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