Mercado de Artesanias, Antigua

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Browse your way through Mercado de Artesanias, a covered handcraft market situated just below the main market in Antigua. Wonder through the stalls and shops and marvel at the brightly colored traditional fabrics, masks, jewelry, bags, and hundreds of other items on offer. Prices can be a little higher than other markets in the area, but vendors are happy to negotiate, so don't be afraid to haggle. Keep a close eye on your belongings, as some visitors occasionally report petty theft in this neighborhood. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Antigua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mercado de Artesanias and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • The greatest variety of handicrafts, tapestries and gifts various so far in Guatemala. Chocolate to "pure" (cigars), from key rings to all variety of local clothing: there there is everything! Prices are for tourists, i.e. it is possible to find things cheaper in other places. But not gathered into a single site, with the same diversity.
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  • They have a very wide variety of traditional and recent handicrafts. The novelty is that many of the premises already accept card payments from debit or credit
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  • Many options, should talk to agree on the price.
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