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colorful market

Packed with handicrafts and the normal souvenirs, enjoy the sensory overload and touristy fun! We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
A great place for souvenirs

You can buy everything in this market, but most foreigners are interested in the handicrafts and... read more

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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Packed with handicrafts and the normal souvenirs, enjoy the sensory overload and touristy fun! We found better quality items in inside market areas than the outdoor stalls. Vendors can be pushy and be prepared to bargain.

Thank justdme
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can buy everything in this market, but most foreigners are interested in the handicrafts and souvenirs. It is loud and colorful just like a local market should be. The vendors are not pushy and will always discount the price if asked. Little bundles of...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if they are bothering you too much and you want to leave just say...Esta Linda por que no. This phrase will let you leave without anymore talk. know what you want to pay. They usually come down by half of first price they say. You...More

Thank Cori H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our visit to the Chichicastenango artisan market. As expected it was bustling full of people, sights, and sounds, but it was organized chaos. Lots of people selling the same things, but overall great prices and not catered towards tourists. We only lasted...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is an interesting market located not far from town. There is plenty to buy here and the colours are absolutely beautiful.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A great experience shopping here. Lots to look at and you can find excellent quality goods here. If you are buying textiles - be aware that they sell things made in China as well. I took a local guide with me and I bought 2...More

Thank AdventurousOldSoul
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The first thing I do when I arrived at a city or town I would look for a market. I am pleased with the market that is next door to my hostel. It is lively as kids help their parents. People are moving around with...More

Thank traveller651047
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

If you go with a local you learn quickly to see which bit of the market is which: the 'farmers' market'; the daily market; the locals' market; the (more) touristy market; the 'food court' and so on. It is incredibly colourful and shows just how...More

1  Thank VFLondon
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Everything you could want. One giant market. Go explore this place for yourself! You do NOT need a tour guide to go shopping with you. Thursdays and Saturday's are the best day for the market because along with all the other great things available daily...More

1  Thank dylanullyot
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were on a private tour and told the guy we like to see the true Antigua (plus some touristy stuff). How people lived and what not! He said we had to check out the local market. They sold everything and I mean everything. We...More

Thank amanda5805
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Hi Where is this market? TripAdvisor doesn't have a map.... Thanks a lot
22 November 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.
What are hours of operation in October?
10 May 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