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Casa de los Gigantes

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Address: 7 Calle Oriente #18, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 7832-0685
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Free trade textile heaven!

This stop is worthy of your time just for true Guatamalan ambiance. The AUTHENTIC offerings for purchase are the "best of the best" artisans and their entire co-op. Their stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ramyjo
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Greenbackville, Virginia
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Greenbackville, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This stop is worthy of your time just for true Guatamalan ambiance. The AUTHENTIC offerings for purchase are the "best of the best" artisans and their entire co-op. Their stories are as amazing as their talents, be it woodwork, oil paintings, weavers or jewelers. There is no bartering here but the fair prices are a bargain for the outstanding quality.

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Yuma, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you care about fair trade? About authenticity? About great selection and customer service? Look no farther than Casa de Los Gigantes. Siggy's team has put together an amazing collection of lovely, high quality handicrafts - I use the word Collection because this could be a museum, for all it's beauty. We shopped around and always came back to Los... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ran into this place while walking around Antigua. The place was probably a local house some years ago and it has been transformed in a store/gallery. You will find every kind of local handcrafts of every type including wooden artifacts, colorful fabric pieces, toys etc. Compared to other handcrafts stores closer to the central area, prices were a lot... More 

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MA
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We did a bit more than a little damage shopping here. They had a beautiful selection and I had to really control myself. From textiles, woodwork, beautiful jewelry and so much more!!

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Thank memobrien
San Salvador, El Salvador
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This store is easily the best store in Antigua, particularly if you are looking for a nice gift to buy for the more important people in you life. The 100 other shops that sell all the same stuff are where you go to buy gifts for the less important people in your life. Case de los Gigantes has some very... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Looking for something local yet unique with good prices, check out this place. I found items for some hard to please friends.

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Colorado Springs
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This shop is a little off the beaten path in Antigua but by far it had some of my favorite shopping in the city. The Gigantes are the paper mache "giants" that they use for celebrations in Guatemala, and they stand in the front of the store. Between textiles, beautiful (and fun greeting cards), glassware, woodwork, and did I say... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a place definitely worth visiting when in Antigua. The variety and quality of the crafts is great and the costumes in the first room are amazing!

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I loved this store. You have to go if you like any of the Guatemala crafts. Much better quality and much more interesting than what you find at the markets. The people and the service were so nice. I purchased an couple items to be shipped and before they shipped it they notice a flaw in the item so emailed... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, USA
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

There are more items here than in most gift shops, so it's worth going a little out of the way to get here.

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