"The Markets" - Part of the Mexican Culture
Definitely “Markets” are an integral part of Mexican culture. This practice of selling their products in a market came to be due to the pre-Columbian practices; the native Americans did not use money, basing their economy on bartering and trading, markets were simply open areas. It is Hernan Cortes who begins the “Mercy Market” La Merced, entrusting the Priests of Our Lady of Mercy to oversee that the natives were no longer taken advantage of by the conquistadores. Therefore, they established a series of specialized markets that are still active today.