Things to do

Admire the Murals in the Mercado de Jamaica

For over sixty years, this market has been known for its incredible variety of flowers; most come from the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Estado de México, and Chiapas.

Up and down its aisles, stalls offer everything from single blooms to flowers by the kilo in all shapes, colors, and sizes. There are flower arrangements in the shape of teddy bears, dogs, hearts, and anything vendors can dream up. In addition, there are decorated cages, massive bouquets, wedding flowers, and many designs ready to adorn any event.

Not only are there flowers, there is food—stands sell mushrooms and wild vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, cheese, and other hard-to-get ingredients.

Use your visit as an excuse to see the murals adorning the building designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Félix Candela. Another mural located in the parking lot was painted by a group of graffiti artists for a Nike event about soccer. In the other mural on the southern wall, called Jamaica Revive, the visual artist Mibe together with the Germen collective portray the market’s 500-year history, honoring this place that has been a trading spot for all kinds of goods, but mostly flowers and beans.




Mercado de Jamaica, Avenida Morelos, Jamaica, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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