Mercado de Artesanias

Mercado de Artesanias, Antigua: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Mercado de Artesanias Reviews: 4/5

Mercado de Artesanias
4
Speciality & Gift Shops
The area
Address
C. Poniente and Alameda de Santa Lucia 4, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

4.0
105 reviews
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hsbvim
Dublin, OH1,074 contributions
Clean and Airy Merchant Booths
Feb 2020
We liked this artisan market, because it is well laid out (i.e., easy to make sure you see all market booths), clean and open to the fresh air. There seems to be a larger variety of merchandise available than what is found in some of the other markets in Antigua.

However, if you don't want to overpay for the merchandise, then you must haggle on the price. If you hate haggling, then this would not be a good place for you to shop.
Written February 17, 2020
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DLEdwards412
Salisbury, NC81 contributions
Haggling at Mercado de Artesanias
Oct 2019
Great market to visit, especially if you like haggling. Tons of options and offerings, you're sure to find something for yourself or someone else.
Written October 15, 2019
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peapeaShrewsbury
Shrewsbury92 contributions
Good artisanal market, the best I found
Jul 2019
Good market,many stalls don't forget to negotiate, really you should get a lot off the asking price.
Written August 7, 2019
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,125 contributions
Colourful Craft Market
Nov 2018 • Solo
The El Mercado De Artesanías was the last stop on my Antigua day tour.This is an interesting market where you can bargain with the merchants to get good deals on the goodies you want.

Fabrics, pottery and other crafts from this market are often imported from other parts of the country.I noticed there are a lot of pottery and crafts, hand made jewelry and bags and everything is very colourful. I would suggest buying souvenirs here because you can bargain with the store owners.

Some stores accept credit cards but its better for you to bring cash.
Written March 1, 2019
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Venture23839425572
New York City, NY1 contribution
Interesting Market
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Mercado de Artesanias is an interesting market to visit. It is, as previous reviewers have noted, clean and geared more towards tourists. Every now and then, shopkeepers speak some English. The multicolored striped blankets, musical instruments, and other items can be found elsewhere, including Guatemala City, etc. This is not a market for you if you are not willing to bargain. Opening prices will be seriously inflated. See if you can go for 50% - 70% of the opening price! I recommend walking around and asking for offers before returning to a store or two that piques your interest to do serious bargaining.
Written November 6, 2018
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MuseumStoreShopper
111 contributions
"Artisans" defined loosely
Sep 2018
Most of the sellers are vendors, not artisans: they don't make the products, the items are made elsewhere, and most of them are readily available through any number of vendors here and elsewhere around the city. Go here for the color and the experience and to haggle, if that is your thing. But if you're looking for original fine handmade crafts, this is not your destination.
Written September 23, 2018
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Jaye M
43 contributions
Nice clean market
Mar 2018 • Friends
Nice clean market in Antigua. Adjacent to a street market that feels more authentic, but definitely not as pleasant. This market feels safe, clean and has clean bathrooms for 2Q. I would definitely go back
Written March 15, 2018
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graciane2010
Pompano Beach, FL386 contributions
Disappointed
Feb 2018 • Couples
You can find the merchandise in any corner of the city for a better price and closer, too. The market is far by the bus station.
Written February 6, 2018
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gatorchuckie
Cincinnati, OH172 contributions
Standard market with tons of touristy type of stuff
Oct 2017 • Family
Same stuff as you see at the Guatemala City airport on your departure, just more of it and cheaper prices. Always haggle, as the opening price is always 2-3 times more than what they’ll end up taking (necklace started at 35Qtzl we got for 10Qtzl). Fun to visit for a while, but gets old after 30-45 minutes. Prefer the overwhelming shopping experience at the Mercado Central... now THAT was fun!
Written October 11, 2017
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dhlc416
Toronto, Canada278 contributions
disappointing
Sep 2017 • Couples
not what I expected - very touristy stuff all the same in each stall so not likely artisanal. better to check out the textile museum or Casa De Los Gigantes
Written September 29, 2017
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