Great building located on Avenida Juárez, Hidalgo Market is the main market of the city of Guanajuato. It is said that the building was originally intended to be the train station.
Once the Mercado Reforma was no longer big enough to house the former mercado, the State Chamber of Deputies, authorized a new location for a market that would be large enough to satisfy the needs of the town.
Once a location was chosen, demolition began of the old Plaza de Toros de Gavira in that same year. The work was overseen by architect Ernesto Brunel and was inaugurated on September 16, 1910 by President Porfirio Diaz during the celebration of the first centennial of the start of the Independence.
Most of the building is made of iron, the foundation is shaped like in a T, and the structure is supported by ten arched frames. The market has three entrances, with the main entrance being distinguished by its imposing arch covered with rose stone.
Over the center of the market hangs and elegant clock with four dials.
It is a splendid building with a length of 70 meters (230 feet) by 35 meters (115 feet) wide. The left entrance of the market leads to the Mercado de Gavira, where delicious Mexican food is prepared.
The entrance opposite leads to the Plaza de Gavira, which functions as an open market.