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10 Best Markets in Mérida, Mexico in 2024

The hustle and bustle

What are the 10 best markets in Mérida in 2024? No matter which market you visit, it's one of the best ways to get a feel for the local culture in Mérida. Visiting a market will be an unforgettable part of your experience. Latin American countries often have incredible markets and Mérida is no exception. There are different types of markets like food markets, farmers markets, flea markets, street markets, and a varying degree of chaos.


There are large market halls and also open-air markets. Some markets are more relaxed, while others are always busy and hectic. But the noise, the hustle and bustle, the smells, and the colors are always a fundamental part of the atmosphere and some say the best way to get to know Mérida is at a market.

Traditionally, you will find a market in each barrio (neighborhood), often as the center of the district along with a small city park and a church. Each market in Mérida has its own social and cultural characteristics.


And there are the "tianguis", which are open-air markets (flea markets) which are only held on certain days. So, if you want to experience the authentic life in Mérida - off the beaten path - then a market is the place to be.

Iconic markets

The iconic Mercado Lucas de Gálvez is the main market and also one of the best markets of Mérida to visit in 2024. The market covers about 45,000 sqm with more than 2,000 vendors. It's a large and crazy indoor market with a variety of small stalls that sell literaly everything. 


Mercado de San Benito is the second most important market in Mérida and the largest - only separated by a couple of meters from Mercado Lucas de Gálvez. In both places you are in the middle of the daily life of Mérida.

Special markets

Mercado Domingo is something quite different. The market is held every Sunday on 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. Besides the craft stands, there are also many food booths.


Mercado Santa Ana is located near Paseo de Montejo. It is a small covered market. There are also several food stalls that offer a wide range of Yucatecan cuisine. The food stalls are directly adjacent to the Parque de Santa Ana and are also covered.

Small and Medium Sized Markets

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