Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora

Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora, Guatemala City: Address, Phone Number, Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora Reviews: 4/5

Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora

Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Flea & Street Markets
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AskMrMilo
Sebastopol, CA18 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
A quiet market with many different stalls run by different vendors. We have purchased typical Guatemalan things here also on our last visit. One particular vendor is beneath the sign that says Tecun Uman. The couple that run this little shop are fair and a pleasure to do business with.
Written February 19, 2017
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Nate L
Salt Lake City, UT43 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
The Mercado de Artesanias is a great market with many small shops that offer almost any Guatemalan souvenir you can think of. The price is mid-range but it is clean, safe and organized. It is very close to the airport and is also only a 5-10 minute taxi ride from most of the major hotels. This is a great place to shop especially if you only have a few hours. They also have a great restaurant called Don Emiliano that we ate at. Some of the best tacos and steak that I have ever had.
Written July 26, 2016
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Daniel G
Cleveland, GA196 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
This market is in a location near the airport. It consists of a number (perhaps 40) different shops, each carrying handmade merchandise from across the country such as textiles, ceramics, wood carvings, jewelry plus the usual caps, t-shirts, souvenirs, etc. It is clean and well organized and very secure. Shopkeepers are welcoming and there is no hard sell. Bargaining is possible. The prices are reasonable but perhaps a little higher than you would pay in other, less organized markets. A good place to buy gifts for people of all ages and tastes.
Written February 29, 2016
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erictramp
Flores, Guatemala1 contribution
Jan 2016 • Couples
Beware - I withdrew 2000 quetzales from the 5B ATM at The Mercado de Artesanias near the airport Saturday 01/02/2016. I checked my bank account on Monday, 01/04/2016, and saw a withdrawal from the same ATM at the Mercado de Artesania was made Sunday, 01/03/2016 - when I was nowhere near the place. Furthermore, the amount was > 2000 ( 2100 if I use 7.62/1 exchange) - but the limit I was told was 2000 at the ATM. Or some odd amount that isn't divisible by the 100 quetzal notes the ATM dispenses ($276.31).
At any rate - I suspect an inside bank job.....BEWARE
Written January 4, 2016
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Hawaiian555
Oahu, HI6,457 contributions
Apr 2017 • Business
Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora is strictly shopping for Guatemalan clothing, jewelry and souvenirs. It's a small quiet market near the airport with lots of stalls. All the stalls are colorful and fun to wonder through. There's a paid parking lot with an attendant on property.
Written October 17, 2017
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Klinchan
Lima20 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
I bought many craft gifts for friends and family. Loved the products. A recommendation: It is worth to explore the farther stands and stores and to discuss the bargains with the salepersons. Most of the stores will sell the same or similar products, but the bigger ones and nearer to the entrance will charge almost double than the ones more distant to the entrance (and to the right hand), I had the chance to compare this in my two visits to the market.
Written May 13, 2016
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Julio O
Pereira, Colombia364 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
This is the best place to buy souvenirs from Guatemala,is only one block from the Cathedral,very nice and clean,I loved
Written January 23, 2016
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peapeaShrewsbury
Shrewsbury92 contributions
Jul 2019
This is the main artisanal market in Guatemala City. The choice is better in Antigua, but there is a fair selection of the local products.
Written August 7, 2019
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Millet02
Atlanta, GA508 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The is a variety of beautiful items here, and fairly low key for a tourist shopping area. We were barely hassled at all, and enjoyed our walk through.
Written May 11, 2018
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annarc6
Philadelphia, NY1,723 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
They have everything here that you could want. And it is neat and clean with excellent prices. You can bargain. Every time we come to Guatemala, we come here to shop first, as it is near the airport and easily accessible. This beats going down row after row in the central market in Guatemala City or Antigua and being so overwhelmed. You find yourself liking something but deciding to check prices at another stall, and then you can't find your way back. The vendors are not pushy at all. And you can pay with dollars, quetzals or credit cards. I make a list of gifts I want, buy those here, and then I feel free to look and buy anywhere during my stay without having to worry about the "must haves." They have a great restaurant in the mercado area, and parking is free.
Written August 25, 2015
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