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Shopping in Merida - Shopping Merida - Mexico

Hammocks, panama hats, men’s guayabera shirts, and women’s huipiles – the native blouse beautifully embroidered around the shoulders, are the souvenirs most travelers seek out. The best prices for locally made crafts are found in the two mercados, the Lucas de Galvez Market and the García Rejón Bazaar, where you can bargain hard for maqueches, which are live beetles decorated with sparkling stones.

The Casa de Artesanías is a government-run gallery with fixed prices on Mayan crafts, including handmade paper, purchased directly from indigenous artists. Artesanaria, a shop across from Santa Lucia Park, sells unique items from communities across Mexico. Amate is one of the finest sources of English language books about México in the entire country. Miniaturas offers hand-carved Day of the Dead figurines. Hamacas Mérida produces high-quality hammocks while Guayaberas Jack and El Sombrero Popular are respected sources for shirts and hats. Ki’Xocolatl features fine Mayan organic chocolates and chocolate beverages created by L’Amandine’s Belgian master chocolatier Mathieu Brees.

Shopping Information

Lucas de Galvez Market

Address: Calle 56A, between Calles 67 and 69, Historic Center

Hours: Daily, approximately 5:00 am to 6:00 pm

Payment: Cash

Additional information: This is the city’s main market. The craft market is located next door at Calle 67, between Calles 58 and 56 on the second floor. Open approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

 

García Rejón Bazaar

Address: Calles 65 and 60, one block south of the Main Square, Historic Center

Hours: Daily, approximately 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Payment: Cash

 

Casa de Artesanías

Address: Calle 63 No. 503-A, between Calles 64 and 66

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Sundays,
9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Tel: +52 (999) 928-6676

Email: artes(at)remove-this.prodigy.net.mx

Web: casadelasrtesaniasdeyucatán.com

Additional information: second location across from the Anthropology Museum on Paseo de Montejo, between Calles 41 and 43. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 9:00pm. Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

Artesanaria

Address: Calle 60 No. 480 on the corner of Calle 55, Historic Center

Hours: Daily, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Tel: +52 (999) 252-3736

Email: artesanaria@hotmail.com

Web: artesanaria.com

Additional information: owned by cousins Claudia Gómez Peniche and Raquel Jacobo Borge

Amate Books

Address: Calle 60, #453A, between Calles 49 and 51, Historic Center

Hours: Daily

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Tel: +52 (999) 924-2222

Email: amatebooksmerida@hotmail.com

Web: amatebooks.com

Additional information: Books can also be ordered at the website, but shipped only to addresses within Mexico. The original Amate store is in Oaxaca.

Miniaturas

Address: Calle 59 No. 507A, between 60 and 62

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Closed Sunday

Payment: Cash

Tel: +52 (999) 928-6503

Hamacas Mérida

Address: Calle 65 No. 510, between Calles 62 and 64, Historic Center

Hours: Daily

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Tel: +52 (999) 924-0440

Fax: +52 (999) 924-0440

Cell: +52 (999) 949-4109

Email: info@Méridahammocks.com

Web: www.Méridahammocks.com

Additional information: Toll free from USA or Canada: 1-866-473-5490. Also available by ordering on the website.

Guayaberas Jack

Address: Calle 59 No. 507-A, between Calles 60 and 62, Historic Center

Hours: Daily

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal

Tel: +52 (999) 928-6002

Email: jackayuso@hotmail.com

Web: www.guayaberasjack.com.mx

Additional information: Also available by ordering on the website.

 

El Sombrero Popular

Address: Calle 65 No. 15, between Calles 58 and 60

Hours: Monday to Saturday

Payment: Cash

Tel: +52 (999) 923-9501

 

Ki’Xocolatl/L’Amandine

Address: Calle 55 No. 513, between Calles 60 and 62, Historic Center

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 10:30 pm. Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard

Tel: +52 (999) 920-5869

Email: Contact through website

Web: ki-xocolatl.com

Additional information: associated with L’Amandine, which has a factory store at Calle 5-D No. 315, between Calles 38 and 38A, Col. Pensiones. Owners: Mathieu Brees and Stephanie Verbrugge.

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By George Nunes
Mayan archeology and culture are my passion and I've visited over 20 sites so far. My career path has encompassed being a professional dancer and...
07 May 2010


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