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All about Mercado Domingo in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

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Mercado Domingo is held every Sunday on the main square. Besides the craft stands, there are also many food booths. Mercado Domingo in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.9km 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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Address:

Calle 60, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko

Website:

Category:

Market

Phone:

+52 999 928 5414

Distance:

1.9km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city

Admission:

No entry fee

Price Level:

High

Since:

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 208 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: Closed
• Tuesday: Closed
• Wednesday: Closed
• Thursday: Closed
• Friday: Closed
• Saturday: Closed
• Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Mercado Domingo

Mercado Domingo in Mérida (Mérida Sunday market) is held every Sunday on Plaza Grande. The main square Plaza Grande and a section of Calle 60 extending to Parque Santa Lucía close to traffic and transforms into a big street market and fair.


The weekly market is a good place to pick up traditional handicraft products such as handmade ceramics and other traditional Mayan art.


However, you can do more than just shop for traditional handicrafts; there are also colorful textiles, fruit and vegetables, spices and, of course, traditional food from the Yucatán region.


Typical of the region are so-called bordados, which are hand-embroidered textiles such as tablecloths, bags, napkins and clothing that often feature traditional motifs and patterns. You can see some examples in the following picture.


Due to the weekly event Mérida en Domingo there are also many locals, but the market is aimed mainly at tourists and the prices are accordingly somewhat higher.


And don't expect a large market, also because the space is somewhat limited, the number of stalls is limited. The last time I was there on a Sunday, there were maybe 5 or 6 larger stalls. And at the latest when night falls, bands start playing and people start dancing.


Market stalls on the Plaza Grande
Market stalls on the Plaza Grande

Sundays in Mérida


Sundays are always a special day in Merida, as various cultural events take place throughout the city. Mérida en Domingo is an all-day event and beautiful Sunday tradition.


The highlight is the traditional dance at Plaza Grande. Mérida en Domingo also compliments the well-known Sunday bike ride "La Biciruta".


Biciruta Mérida
Biciruta Mérida

Since 2006 every Sunday one lane of the main street, Paseo de Montejo, is closed for car traffic and "La Biciruta" - the bike ride in Mérida - takes place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


It is most active around 11:00 am. The roads (5km in total) are blocked from La Ermita de Santa Isabel (Calle 77 at 64) to Plaza Grande, then north to the end of Paseo de Montejo just past the Monumento a la Patria.

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