Located just south of La Merced Market, the Sonora Market was established to rival the La Merced Market for handicrafts instead of foodstuffs. Here, in the Sonora Market, you’ll find all kinds of handmade goods – perfect for specialty goods like pottery, herbal medicine, religious items, and even live animals. A local and tourist favorite, Sonora Market is also known for its Day of the Dead memorabilia. Keep an eye out for sugar skulls, papel picado, witches, ghosts, and alebrijes – locally made figurines that have received international notoriety from the art world. Over 500 vendors all vie for attention, and so this market, like many in Mexico, is best taken with a guide in tow.
Sonora Market is located in the central historic district in the Colonia Merced Balbuena neighborhood, just south of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier.