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Such fun to wander in

You can find many local products - blankets, purses, clothing, wallets, scarves, shoes, souvenirs... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
It's a street market

It's a street market. It's free to enter. There are a lot of things for sale, fruit, crafts... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
charles c
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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You'll find textiles, jewelry, clothes and Mayan crafts for reasonable prices at this permanent outdoor marketplace.
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Your typical market. Hundreds of vendors, many of which offer the same things. However. It’s free and a good place to see local items, of which there are many Certainly worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EddieA1
Reviewed October 18, 2018

You can find many local products - blankets, purses, clothing, wallets, scarves, shoes, souvenirs - in hundreds of individual stalls arranged in a somewhat organized maze. The owner of each stall welcomes you in, and most speak some English. You can bargain for a better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank usmgirl
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Yup, it's a street bazaar (pun intended). Anything you could want but very difficult to navigate. If you see something you want, make your deal because chances are, you won't be able to find the same stall again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed July 30, 2018

It's a street market. It's free to enter. There are a lot of things for sale, fruit, crafts, textiles. It is worth the visit. I found it to be very crowded and confusing, but it is still cool to go in and look around.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank charles c
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite markets. BUT...note that it is known as a "tourist market" to the locals, so don't buy anything at face value. If you want to go to the non-tourist market, head to the one called just Mercado. But the textiles...More

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank Kirstin H
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Old Market, Antigua If you are in Antigua, Guatemala you need to go to the old market near the bus stalls. This is the market the locals frequent. It is a real experience to walk through. There is almost everything to see and buy. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank scottie552
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Had a marvelous time shopping in the street market, and "haggling" with the vendors. As a crafter, I LOVE the tipica fabrics and this was a marvelous place to pick up more fabric at reasonable prices. And of course jewelry. And those T-shirts that those...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank monkeypuzzle0623
Reviewed March 18, 2018

You can buy everything in this market, but most of us foreigners are interested in the handicrafts and souvenirs. It is loud and colourful just like a local market should be. The people selling the goods are not pushy and will usually always discount the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank george650000
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We purchased some gifts from this marketplace to take home to our friends, and they loved them. The vendors in this marketplace are a little less aggressive than you might find in other markets around Guatemala, and the handmade items are vibrant, colorful and really...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank amypink1
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Vibrant colours, amazing people and culutre. I was here in April 2017 around easter time and the celebrations are overwhelming. Big floats and processions and colourful arts in the streets. I loved it!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AnnJ1962
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November 21, 2016|
Response from 56003Richard | Reviewed this property |
It is located on the 4th Calle Poniente. Can't miss it. You will know you are there.
May 9, 2016|
Response from LolaGo1 | Reviewed this property |
I went around 9:00 a.m. and they were already very busy. It is the public market of the city so it is open very early. FYI - located near it is the Artisans Market. There were only few stores open at this place during my... More