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Thursdays and Sundays, this mountain village is transformed into the world's largest handicrafts market, where you'll find pottery, colorful textiles, carved wooden masks, flowers, incense and other Mayan goods for sale.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So worth the visit. Go if you want to see many native crafts. Don’t go if you want to find a lot of practical things for your North American home. Amazing artistry. We’d love to go again.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jonih750
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors will either love or hate this market. I went here on a Thursday, and it was very busy. We had a guide helping us for a tip, and I don’t know if I would get a guide again. Even though it is suggested that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Paula D
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

The market is a fantastic combination of the local food markets including fresh vegetables and chicken, and also great souvenir shopping. There’s a colossal variety of textiles, leather goods and timber products. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring the two parts of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed April 23, 2019

We had our driver take us to the market as part of our 3 hour tour. Of course he brought us to a "friend" . We wanted a table runner or napkins. We got both for $20US cash only, he handled much of the transaction....More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank tangi1
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

This is a busy bustling market with numerous opportunities to by local produce and souvenirs from the many stalls. Fruit and vegetables are available in the market hall and a good view of this can be had from the first floor. Chickens and other animals...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DP1066
Reviewed March 12, 2019

We went on a Sunday and it was crazy busy. There is a tourist market with all the weaving goods you can imagine. Then there is a local market closer to the church (which you should visit) where there are also weavings and then more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed March 10, 2019

Well, it is true Indian`s mall under the sky. You can buy here everything produced around - fruits, vegetables, meat - but probably the most interesting are textiles. colourfully, marked by local tradition "things to wear" - in ver wide sense. Also - home textiles,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Marek M
Reviewed February 18, 2019

This place is amazing! I do recommend hiring one of the local guides to take you around the market, there is so much I would have missed if I did it on my own. The guide only cost about $20.00 and he will take you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Squish0904
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a colourful, beautiful market. You can find chicken feet, liver, etc, fresh goat’s milk, authentic Guatemalan fabrics in many colors and patterns. People are friendly and helpful. There is a large fruits and vegetable market in the same arts and crafts market. No...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank onesweetgem
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

This is definitely not my favourite place. If you need to spare a day just skip this place. It is crowned very touristic the reality of the locals. We enjoyed much more the Mercedes of Zunil and Amolonga near Xela. Here you get the real...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MyrnaJ4
January 6, 2018|
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Response from rachelina | Reviewed this property |
If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there... More
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qantas107
December 11, 2017|
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Response from rachelina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, cant answer. You’ll have to ask locally!
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from Wapikianimoosh | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't answer your question. My guess is that it would be open.....they really do love their markets.
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