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Address: Street 56A, between Streets 67 and 69, Merida, Mexico
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Vibrant sights and smells

As good as any genuine local market anywhere in the world. Smells of citrus fruits, chillies and tacos guide you through the maze. We went around 2:30pm and it seemed a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rheastevens
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As good as any genuine local market anywhere in the world. Smells of citrus fruits, chillies and tacos guide you through the maze. We went around 2:30pm and it seemed a bit quieter.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for the traditional "Queso de Bola" or Ball Cheese and had a great experience doing so, you can find everything from food to local produce as well as souvenirs.

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Thank Ale P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Lost the Mexican feeling after Chichen Itza, found it back in this market :-) found all I was looking for in there

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The Mercado Lucas de Galvez is the hub of contemporary Yucatecan and Mayan life, just south of the Centro, in Mérida. Starting around 9:00 am, it's a bustling market filled with just about everything one could possibly want from a Mexican mercado: spices and spice pastes (recados); produce from local milpas (small garden plots) sold my individual Maya women; shoes;... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Went here a couple times to buy fruit and veggie's and it was a great experience. Stall after stall of everything from limes to puppies. A little unnerving at first but a great experience none the less. If you like crowds an people watching this will be right p your ally, Cheap prices as this is where the local's shop

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Toronto Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a local market with a very wide variety of food stuffs, food vendors, clothing, hardware, etc, etc. etc. It seems to go on for ever. Lots to see and can be very busy. It was really enjoyable just to walk around and see all the things for sale. I am Canadian and we really do not have anything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

If you want to experience the "real" Mexico away from all of the tourist stuff then you need to visit here. It is a huge market and they sell everything from meat to gems. It is crazy big and thank God we had an awesome guide from ShoreExcursioneer that was able to lead us thru it and keep us all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Lots to see, loads of fruit not seen or heard of in UK. We tried mamey which is worth a go! Avocados the size of small melons. Very busy and tricky to navigate, getting lost is fine, but keeping to children from flagging in the heat is hard!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We loved discovering the spices, the fruits and vegetables. You also have crafts, we purchased a hat and a guayabera and the price was faire for the quality (handmande). Go early in the morning or later at night, it gets very hot (as anywhere else in town)

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

It goes on for about 7 blocks, it winds and twists, I could buy a piece of raw meat or a cheap souvenir or clothes or a taco. It was the first and last place I visited in Merida. I bought jewelry and other stuff here. I loved the vibe. You have to love walking with a lot of people... More 

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