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For really good deals on Guatemalan handicrafts, especially leather goods, woolen blankets and masks, check out the underground stalls here, where fresh produce is also available.
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8 Calle and 8 Ave., Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is near the main plaza downtown in the historic center. It is below street level.There are several sections. There is a food area serving many types of local dishes. Then there are the crafts and clothing, and then just about anything you may...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank beachhowlers
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Located just behind the Metropolitan Cathedral with many shops selling souvenirs. More like a flea market. Has food section at bottom floor. A few restaurants there you can try some local food. Try your bargain skills at those souvenir vendors.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank heguangz
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Recommended if you have a little time and you want to see locals a d buy souvenirs. It has 3 or 4 floors and you will find many traditional items.it is clear that the upper floor is for tourists.if you good down you will find...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 915damianf
Reviewed July 23, 2019

For us El Mercado is a place to we must visit in every country that we visit. It is a place where you can interact with the locals, try their food, and know a little bit about the local people daily routine.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mariposas_viajeras
Reviewed May 9, 2019

What an amazing subterranian mercado -- several levels underground, and a serious variety of Guatemalan textiles, leather goods, pottery, and clothing. Another area has local foods (try the Gallina - old hen -- with soup -- such flavor!). Also produce and meats, of course. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary J
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I adored Mercado Central! So many foods, crafts, and gifts to see. It took me hours to walk around to see everything. Many of the vendors i found were willing to haggle. If something seems a bit overpriced go with your gut. Also odds are,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank YanieMC
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

As you can see at the picture, the market is under ground and behind that is the Cathedral. So you can go a hang around, but don’t expect to have a blast like restaurants or so, I saw two Mc Donald’s *Yucky, in the plaza...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank J4862OBmarcop
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Great market with lots of food options. Vegetable selection was not as big as I had hoped. If you are looking for real exotic stuff probably won’t see it here. But overall a fun place and great way to experience real native foods.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed March 22, 2018

We went mid-morning on a Saturday as a stop on a private full day tour of the City. It was lively, especially downstairs by the food and plants, but what I appreciated most was that it was organized and has lots of space to move...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Serenana
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely Da place to shop for classic Guatemalan style items. You will pay a third of what you would pay in Antigua or any other place. The people are very nice and will not pressure you to buy anything. If you plan to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Lunes 8:00 - 18:00 Martes 8:00 - 18:00 Miércoles 8:00 - 18:00 Jueves 8:00 - 18:00 Viernes 8:00 - 18:00 Sábado 8:00 - 18:00 Domingo 8:30 - 14:00
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