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Address: Street 56A, between Streets 67 and 69, Merida, Mexico
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Holy HOLY WHAT THE.....!

If you have spirit... get to this market. If you want to see the gears of the machine they call Merida... Get here! You will say time and time again...What the @#$@! Filled to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
HandsawCreek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have spirit... get to this market. If you want to see the gears of the machine they call Merida... Get here! You will say time and time again...What the @#$@! Filled to the brim with all items of sale. You will know you are in Mexico Market Place when you enter here! The Mecca of Markets in the... More 

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Thank HandsawCreek
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge market goes on for blocks. You can find almost everything here. As you wander from stall to stall and section to section every sensory organ is working overtime. Arrive early for best choice of perishables. Allow ample time for exploration. It is easy to spend several hours here.

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Thank jrbatso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit for anyone who wants to immerse into local culture and get real feel for local life. Countless rows of colorful fruit stands, clothes, leather products and even life animals. If you are brave enough you can grab something to eat here as well for super cheap. Walk Calle 56 on the eastern side of the market and you... More 

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1 Thank KimHaddon
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to gawk. This is such a huge and bustling market. It has produce, durable goods, and food stalls for the locals. The carrots, avocados, radishes are brilliantly colorful. The food is authentic and cheap. At 10 o'clock in the morning, the locals feast on tortas for 10 pesos each.

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Thank m0nkeysee
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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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Thank Rheastevens
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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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Thank Sylvie B
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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