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Nice clean market

Nice clean market in Antigua. Adjacent to a street market that feels more authentic, but definitely... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
jrmcafee
Big market, similar products

The market is large but, like most open air markets, has a lot of repeat products, so make sure to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Courtney M
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jrmcafee
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank graciane2010
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

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)....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gatorchuckie
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dhlc416
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a short walk around this market. It's selling all sorts of souvenirs for tourists. It's not a market for locals. It's a good place to grab some bargains and presents if needed, however I wouldn't make a special trip here if you don't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The market is large but, like most open air markets, has a lot of repeat products, so make sure to look around first. Most vendors were aggressive and hollering at us in English. Lots of vendors also weren't interested in making a deal.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Like a lot of street markets, it has a lot of stuff you don't need. But if you are visiting you will want to take a souvenir home and there are plenty here. You will find cheaper but that is all relative as everything is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This market is a lot larger than it appears. There's an outside covered portion but more stalls deeper inside. The merchants have everything you can imagine and it's best to negotiate pricing. I ended up purchasing a top but may head back for some other...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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