Popular markets of Merida
One of the best ways to learn about the customs, traditions and gastronomy of Yucatán is through its markets, where we can clearly see the daily life and work of the Yucatecan people.
Markets throughout Mexico are a mixture of the mercantile traditions of the pre-Hispanic peoples of Mesoamerica and the bazaars of the Middle East. At present there are of dozens of individual stalls that sell from fruits, vegetables, to meats and spices; from handicrafts and clothing, to flowers, toys, shoes and religious articles.
In the City of Mérida there are several markets with these unique characteristics. The most representative, however, is the market of Santa Ana, located in the district with the neighborhood of the same name, and the Lucas de Gálvez market located in the heart of the city center.
In both markets, visitors can experience part of the Yucatecan culture, as well as all the colors, textures, aromas and flavors that are characteristic of Mérida, known as the White City.