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Mercado Central

8 Calle and 8 Ave., Guatemala City, Guatemala
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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, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is better to buy here than at the airport, always negotiate better prices, offer to pay less, in Guatemala everything is handled like that. A 70Q souvenir you can pay 40Q.

Thank LuacoC
Reviewed July 30, 2017

I was suprised to see there was a lower level below the level of Guatemalan fare where produce was sold. There was allot of goods there for last minute shopping.

Thank Engineergal
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Our group went there to eat lunch (a local beef stew with rice and potato) along with trying various kinds of candy and fruits. There are some strange looking fruits here. We also got free time to browse the upper floor with its crafts. I...More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Right behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Mercado Central is a must. You can get lost in it. Wonderful crafts to delight your eyes and a great place to shop. Prices are incredible, but never pay what the sellers are asking for. Bargain, bargain and bargain....More

3  Thank tg0mide
Reviewed March 21, 2017

It's a VERY large market in the mddle of the city. It's clean and modern and as many have noted is underground. In general the quality of the handcrafts is nothing special. BUT if you spend a few hours poking around at the market you...More

Thank drpetestan
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

If I lived in town I would be here everyday. You can find everything from flowers, fruit vegetables, meat, seafood, souvenirs to toiletries prepared food and even livestock

Thank dan3048
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

A bustling market that is located underground. There is a wide selection of things to buy including fruit, vegetables, handicrafts etc. We were amazed by all the beautiful fruits on offer. You can also eat here cheaply. It is nice to walk around for a...More

Thank emmaemccarthy
Reviewed November 23, 2016

It is possible to find handcraft, local food (vegetables, fruits and prepared food). It is an open exhibition of Guatemalan culture, in the heart of Guatemala city. On the side of the handcrafts, it is possible to find textiles, leather products, wooden products, ceramics, clothing,...More

2  Thank Juan-Manuel101
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Busy but clean and tranquillo. Wandered around the Mercado looking at stuff and people going about everyday life. Cimedor Rosita is in the food stall on the SE corner and has the hugest Camarones and Pollo dishes for 30 q. Cooked right in front of...More

1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Met a gentleman waiting on his bus. He took us deep into the market as in the second or third floor down. Bartered on everything. Can home with incredible deals

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Mercedes G
May 12, 2015|
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Sorry I can;t help with this. However, many markets with produce are open early in the morning. May be the case here. Ask a local?