Durante muchos años, el Mercado Lucas de Galvez ha sido un sitio fértil para la compra y venta de productos frescos y naturales, cuidados por las mismas manos que los ofrecen…

The secrets that this old building holds is one of the most emblematic in the history of commerce in the state.

In its enclosures are the best examples of the culture, tradition, customs, art and gastronomy of Yucatan.

There is a large number of markets in Mérida where both tourists and locals can stock up on the necessary products to eat, decorate their home, buy clothing, handicrafts, as well as entertainment items.

The Lucas de Gálvez Market is part of the history of Yucatán and it is a protagonist of the purchase and sale of all kinds of products, proudly Yucatecan.

Ladies selling food in Yucatan
The true flavor of Yucatán is in the hands of its producers.

It is a market that came into operation on September 16, 1887, although at that time it was known simply as “Mercado Gálvez” in honor of Governor Lucas de Gálvez.

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The market, located in the historic center of the city of Mérida on 65A street , has seen its demolition on three occasions in which it has been intended to expand the dimensions of the place and make it a more spacious place to receive the thousands of visitors who gather in the corridors every day.

The first restoration of the building took place in 1909, when a sheet and masonry roof was placed that benefited the merchants who had their market stalls at the time.

Years later, in 1948, the market underwent a renovation to expand the site and, once again, adapt it to the needs indicated by the owners of the premises at that time.

An endearing place for the hearts of thousands of Meridans, in the Lucas de Gálvez Market you will find almost any item you need.

For the tourists It is the ideal place to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Yucatan.

Yucatan food
The art of Yucatecan cuisine.

In the aisles of the market they have the option of seeing the variety of fruits and vegetables grown in the region, compare prices and ask the owners any questions they may have.

On the other hand, it is a tourist attraction to learn about the colors, accent, clothing, sounds and distinctive flavors of the state and its inhabitants.

It is an adventure that begins with access to the market and ends with a transformation in the thinking of those who managed to capture a piece of the Yucatecan essence through contact with the tenants.

Lucas de Gálvez Market, Yucatecan history, culture and commerce

For those who have made their lives in Yucatan, the visit to the market is perhaps a mandatory stop that is done at least once in their life.

For many people, the markets in Mérida represent the opportunity to acquire the best products at the best price, thus employing hundreds of artisans, farmers and merchants in the region.

Within the Lucas de Gálvez market you will find footwear for all kinds of tastes, budgets and needs.

Once there, you may want to buy souvenirs from your trip to Yucatan for the whole family.

In the Lucas de Gálvez Market you will find a wide range of Embroidered clothing and typical Yucatan dresses at a fair and accessible price, ideal to take a souvenir of your stay in the city.

If gastronomy is your thing, within the aisles of the market you will find a complete universe of vegetables, seeds, spices, meats and fruits that have been grown by local farmers, who day by day travel long distances to bring the best products to the public.

Of course, your visit cannot end without first trying one of the typical dishes that are prepared in the market.

It is an experience that will undoubtedly allow you to appreciate more closely the flavors and colors of the town in Yucatan.

Venado Zic in Yucatan
Venison tzic, a typical Yucatan dish.

To get to Lucas de Gálvez Market es necesario internarse en las calles más recónditas del centro… mentira.

The market is located on 65A street, next to the old post office building and one corner of the Eulogio Rosado park.

Before, it used to be an area full of splendor called Paseo de las Bonitas, however the ravages of time have made it what we know today.

Do not forget to try the salbutes and panuchos, the turkey broth, the black filling, the chocolomo and the typical Yucatan sweets Like the papaya sweet and the meringues, you will not regret visiting the Lucas de Gálvez de Mérida Market.

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