Mercado Municipal Lucas de Gálvez


Mérida’s main market is an ever-evolving mass of commerce, with stalls selling everything from panuchos (fried tortillas stuffed with beans and topped with meat and veggies) to ceviche. The chaotic surrounding streets are all part of the large market district.

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Nearby Mérida attractions

1. Museo de la Ciudad

0.05 MILES

The Museo de la Ciudad is housed in the old post office and offers a great reprieve from the hustle, honks and exhaust of this market neighborhood. There…

2. Museo Fernando García Ponce-Macay

0.22 MILES

Housed in the former archbishop’s palace, the attractive museum's impressive collection holds permanent exhibitions of three of Yucatán’s most famous…

3. Casa de Montejo

0.24 MILES

Casa de Montejo is on the south side of Plaza Grande and dates from 1540. It originally housed soldiers, but was soon converted into a mansion that served…

4. Catedral de San Ildefonso

0.25 MILES

On the site of a former Maya temple is Mérida’s hulking, severe cathedral, begun in 1561 and completed in 1598. Some of the stone from the Maya temple was…

5. Plaza Grande

0.27 MILES

One of the nicest plazas in Mexico, huge laurel trees shade the park’s benches and wide sidewalks. It was the religious and social center of ancient T’ho;…

7. Palacio de Gobierno

0.29 MILES

Built in 1892, the Palacio de Gobierno houses the state of Yucatán’s executive government offices (and a tourist office). Don't miss the wonderful murals…

8. Palacio Municipal


Originally built in 1542, the Palacio Municipal was twice refurbished, in the 1730s and the 1850s.