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All about Mercado de Santiago in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

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Author: Tobias

Mercado de Santiago is located near the city center and divided into stalls with handicrafts and Yucatecan food. Mercado de Santiago in Mérida, Mexico is about 2.2km away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida. You walk a bit longer, but you can easily get there on foot.





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Mercado de Santiago, Calle 57, Barrio de Santiago, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko







2.2km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


No entry fee

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Opening Hours:

• Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Sunday: closed

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Mercado de Santiago

The official name of the Santiago market (Mercado de Santiago) in the historic city center of Mérida is Mercado Municipal No 2 Santos Degollado.

Almost every district in Mérida has its own market. The market in Santiago is definitely worth a visit, also because the whole neighborhood is very beautiful. The history of the market dates back to the 19th century.

The covered Santiago market in Mérida is divided into stalls with handicrafts and stalls with Yucatecan food (you get fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spices, etc.). And you’ll also find beautiful flowers or freshly prepared juices.

The market also offers a number of food stalls selling typical local dishes such as tacos, tamales, tortas, quesadillas and other food. You can sit inside or outside.

It's a very traditional market which is equally popular with locals and guests. Everything is very clean and organized. The light blue building already makes a better impression from the outside than many other market halls in Mérida.

Prices are (as with the other markets) usually lower than in stores but visiting a market is also a must when you are in Mérida and want to experience a touch more of daily life.

Origin of the name

The Santiago market was built at the end of the 19th century. The market was named in honor of the Mexican general and hero of the independence movement, Santos Degollado, who lived in the 19th century.

The neighborhood

Barrio de Santiago is one of the most beautiful districts Mérida. The neighbourhood is located slightly west of the city center. The market hall is next to the church Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol and Parque de Santiago in the same block.

Nearby are many restaurants, bistros, bars and stores. Directly across from the park is a school and on the north side of the block you will find a Cinemex movie theater.

There is also a small Akí Express supermarket on Calle 72 opposite the park and an Oxxo convenience store right next door. If you are traveling by car, you will find a relatively large number of parking spaces here, especially compared to other places.

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Parque Santiago

Mérida is renowned for its vibrant live music scene, making it the perfect complement to a night out. Every Tuesday at 8:30 pm, Santiago Park (located at the intersection of Calle 59 and Calle 72) hosts an event called "Musical Remembrances".

Visitors can enjoy live music and dancing in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The Municipal Orchestra performs a repertoire of Latin and American big-band music from the 1940s, adding to the charm of the experience.

Have you already discovered all the amazing weekly events in Mérida? Make sure you check them out. The city has so much to offer!


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