Mercado Central, Guatemala City

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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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  • Right behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Mercado Central is a must. You can get lost in it. Wonderful crafts to delight your eyes and a great place to shop. Prices are incredible, but never pay wh...  more »
  • It's a VERY large market in the mddle of the city. It's clean and modern and as many have noted is underground. In general the quality of the handcrafts is nothing special. BUT if you spend a few hour...  more »
  • If I lived in town I would be here everyday. You can find everything from flowers, fruit vegetables, meat, seafood, souvenirs to toiletries prepared food and even livestock  more »
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  • Lots to see and eat. Merchandise in typical Mayan indegenous styles. All kinds of Guatemalan dishes and delicacies to enjoy.
  • Really nice market where you get a lot of things. For sure worth a visit
  • It is overrated place. Many commercial things on the market low quality, maybe beside handbags and few good shops. The better place with good quality is central market in Antigua.
  • We bought great artesanías and eat there for 20 Quetzales.....it's a fantastic experience...never felt unsafe
  • Nice place to buy guatemalan handmade stuff.