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Lucas de Galvez market

Street 56A, between Streets 67 and 69, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 21 shopping in Merida
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Denver, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

So, there all sorts of ways to shop in Merida these days, but I wanted to see a more traditional venue. This is it! It is very crowded on weekends and it's a maze of narrow corridors and halls . Everyone was friendly. The fruit and produce selection is amazing. There are spices, meats and utensils as well. It is... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent time at this market complex on two different occasions. It really hums with activity, particularly on the weekends. Highlights for us included the fish market, where you can enjoy a fresh seafood cocktail or watch fish mongers clean and display incredibly fresh fish brought in from Progresso and Celestun each day, and aisle after aisle of...well, everything from... More

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Barrie, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this market almost by accident. We came across an alley with plenty of people coming & going so we decided to check it out. We entered the fish market first. The stench was overwhelming at first but we were intrigued by all of the fresh fish & sea creatures on display. We then transitioned into the fruit,... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This place should not be missed if you like sampling what the locals eat rather than pigging out on burgers with large groups of tourists. Amazing plates of ceviche. Seriously tasty tacos. Try the squid in ink tacos! We also bought some really tasty mangoes from one of the street vendors. Felt very safe there as everyone is extremely friendly... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We parked in a public lot for the day and walked toward the market. The neighborhood is full of stores selling every kind of merchandise and as we got closer it seemed more dense. Very dense marketplace consisting of stalls carrying every type of product and grocery from dried chilies and beans to just slaughtered chickens to shoes to live... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We are market people and like nothing better than discovering local ingredients. This is a very large, very local market you really shouldn't miss. We discovered fruits we'd never heard of and the best and freshest salbutes (they would be called turkey gorditas in Texas) a local specialty in Merida. Bought some annato paste for cochinita pibil and a baseball... More

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I admit, I like big busy market places. This one did not disappoint: lots of places to eat, meat market, fruits and vegetables, spices, clothing, leather, and much more. Though the place was busy it felt safe, and the vendors were friendly. We found a few good bargains in the process, too. If I were living in Merida this would... More

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St. Paul, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We didn't find this until the final day in Merida and so wish we had started here. It's huge and almost all indoors. We found fish, beef, poultry, vegetables, fruit, animals, shoes, religious paraphernalia, hardware, medicinals and more. It's not exactly obvious where it is--it's at about 56 and 65 south of the main plaza. I somehow was envisioning it... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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424 reviews 424 reviews
120 attraction reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is really a must-see when you're in Merida. We've travelled through Mexico for a couple of weeks and this was one of the bigger and better Mercados we've seen. There's lots of food options. Some stalls, counters and quite a bunch of sit-down places. We had lunch at a place with some outside seats even. Some pork skirt steak... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was an adventure, we were definately the only 'gringos' therebut felt perfectly safe and not hassled in anyway! It was crazy and very busy but so much fun, so many places to see and shops to visit. Afterwards we did find some things actually cheaper in the shops near Paza Grande however my daughter found a great icker shop... More

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