The Tianguis Cultural del Chopo is a Saturday flea market near the Mexico City’s downtown, known locally as El Chopo. It is named after its original location which was near the Museo Universitario del Chopo, an Art Deco building with a couple of towers designed by Bruno Möhring.
Originally, the Tianguis was a place for hippies to trade sixties memorabilia including not only records but also clothing, magazines, books and other collectibles. Eventually, the Tianguis has also given place to more recent musical styles like metal, goth, punk, grunge and ska, among others. Almost always, some local and touring bands play live gigs in the back of the market, where casual traders looking for that rare and collectible record or CDs can also be found.
On the northern end of the market is an area called Espacio Anarcho-Punk. Vendors in this part of El Chopo sell mostly books, movies, and other materials that have an anarchist or radical perspective. Many of the Espacio Anarcho-Punk vendors contribute to a weekly zine of the same title addressing local social issues and radical politics.