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Mercado Narciso Bassols, CTM Aragón

The Mercado Narciso Bassols may be that rarest of beasts in Mexico City: a truly NEW public market! For some years it operated as a traditional collection of puestitos and small stalls, only some of which shared a common roof. But today the new market is open and the Colonia CTM Aragón has access to fresh produce, fruit, vegetables and more.

The market is named after the huge Narciso Bassols housing estate, just to the north.

  • Narciso Bassols García (1897-1959) was a lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was the Secretary of Public Education under presidents Pascual Ortiz Rubio and Abelardo L. Rodríguez and later the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit under Lázaro Cárdenas. Eventually he came to serve as ambassador to the UK, France, and the Soviet Union during some of those countries’ most difficult years.

In fact, the Mercado Narciso Bassols also serves the Ciudad Lago neighbourhood of Ciudad Neza, just a block to the east. It’s an important part of the community.

The market re-opened after a total re-construction during the winter of 2023-24. Today, international visitors will find not just the fresh produce, but lots of sit-down prepared meals, comida corrida, and real eateries serving real food.  Prices are way below plastic-menu chain restaurant prices, and the food is better too.

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to get here
  • Av. 699, col. C.T.M. Aragón, Alc. Gustavo A. Madero, 07990 CDMX


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