Jocotepec Tianguis

Tianguis (Tianquiztli) is a Mexican word derived from the Mexican indigenous language Nahuatl, or Aztec language, and is still frequently used today in Mexico to describe an open public market, i.e., a street market. Often the markets would travel from town to town in a municipality setting up in a different location each day of the week.

That’s the way it was in Melaque on the coast, a different town each day but usually only dry goods. Here in Jocotepec the Tianguis is fuller with fruit, veggies, food stands along with all the dry goods. I hear this group of vendors only sets up in Jocotepec – or at least the majority of them. Much more usefull as you can do almost a complete shopping tour here every Thursday. Only 4 bocks away from me !!

Jocotepec Tianguis

Jocotepec Tianguis

Jocotepec Tianguis

Jocotepec Tianguis

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3 comments on this post.
  1. ashes77:

    “Tianquiztli” – nice job. I have to remember that one. Nice photos too !!

  2. joan:

    where is the tianguis located in Jocotopec – what street?
    do you know what street the chapapa one is on?

  3. sparks:

    The Joco Tianguis starts one long block west of the Plaza.

    The Chapala Tianguis is off the main divided street about 2/3 blocks toward the lake from Soriana on the west side

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