Mercado Lucas de Gálvez – Mucho Color!

Once you’ve pushed your way inside Mercado Lucas de Gálvez, you’ll find densely packed stalls heaving with fresh produce in a riot of colour and smells, though with a mask on the senses were a tad muffled. However, with the market as heaving as it was, I was happy to have the mask firmly on. 

There’s a lot to see here and possibly the best way of getting around would be to have (as you can) a guide – someone who can explain the various native produce and introduce you to the wonders of Yucatecan food. 

One final observation. There were no tourists here! And no one seemed to notice us or be bothered with me taking photos. This a world of difference to other markets we’ve been to in Latin America, the worst being in Sao Paolo where we were so harangued by stall vendors that – charming as it was – we were forced after less than half an hour to flee, never to return. No, Mercado Lucas de Gálvez is a real living mercado, run by local Mayans for local people – just about as authentic a market as you’ll find. 

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  1. Sheila Taylor says:

    Fa bulous! Not a bit like Paddo market!

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    1. Isn’t it! Everything here is soooo vibrant and lively. This mercado is one of many dotted around the city. It’s still apparently winter here so temps are considered ‘pleasant’ at 32-34. The real heat starts in March and April and by May it’ll be nudging 40+. Zero rain and endless blue skies. Unlike Sydney I hear….enough with La Niña already! xxx

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