Mercado Central, Guatemala City
(4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Hidden behind the magnificent cathedral, Mercado Central spreads over three underground levels. Your senses will be overwhelmed by exotic scents, bright colors, and the vibrant atmosphere as you wander through the market. Choose from various plain and exotic fruits and vegetables huddled on the tables, or hunt for a bargain at the handicrafts section. Find woven blouses, native huipiles, bracelets, purses, shoes, soft leather, candles, jewelry, and many more trinkets hiding in the stalls. Don’t hesitate to bargain as you sift through the souvenirs on offer. Use our Guatemala City trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Mercado Central and other attractions in Guatemala City.
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  • My expectations were relatively low, but this market is enormous, well organised, and full of good stuff. Everyone knows where it is too! 
  • It is the great main market of Antigua Guatemala, composed of many small businesses. There are all kinds of beautiful goods, especially textiles and wooden handicraft, and always the price can be negotiated.
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  • Must do in Guatemala City. Bustling tons of food and stuff. This is where to go in Guatemala to buy souvenirs. You can even buy live chickens... For dinner? Cool place. 
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  • Excellent place where you can see the number of objects and typical food authentic folk; recommend, and so enjoy what you really are looking for a foreigner in tourist plan.
  • Lots of comedores, produce, crafts, and more. Multi levels, explore all three
  • A cool place to wander for a bit.
  • Great place to get souvenirs and presents! A little bit of everything here. You need to go all the way to the last floor and try the traditional food.
  • It's dirty. It's crowded. You need to watch your pockets. BUT, it is fantastic.