Wandering around local markets is an excellent way to get to know a destination. In Mexico, there’s a particular type of market called a tianguis that’s especially worth visiting.
A tianguis is a type of open-air market that’s existed in Latin America for centuries. Similar to a flea market or farmers market, tianguis are generally held weekly, often on a specific day of the week, in an outdoor setting such as a plaza. Vendors gather to sell an array of goods, ranging from food and clothing to household items and handmade crafts. In addition to providing a place for people to exchange goods and services, tianguis also serve as social gathering places.