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. Plan to see Mercado Central and other attractions that appeal to you using our Guatemala City online road trip planner .
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  • You can buy crafts of all kinds, eat at a great price, see local customs... definitely a place to visit.
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  • As you can see at the picture, the market is under ground and behind that is the Cathedral. So you can go a hang around, but don’t expect to have a blast like restaurants or so, I saw two Mc Donald’s ...  more »
  • If want to eat rich, cheap and excellent this is the right place, can go to the refresqueria Saint Jude Thaddeus, by a few wipes with chile, a smoothie, a bread with chicken, a spicy, chuchitos, finally who want to try chapina meal. I recommend you to go without breakfast for hungry jejejejeje
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  • Good food and great souvenirs. Better to visit on a Saturday. Vendors and musicians everywhere.
  • It's a really good place. You'll find a lot of guatemalan culture.
  • Lots of custom native art work and decor. Can always negotiate on prices. Most places accept visa. A variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, candies, almost everything you would need or want.
  • The best place to get artisanal souvenirs as well you can find traditional fast food (antojitos), breakfast and lunch. Also it's great to see the colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Mercado central is located in the very heart of Guatemala. You can find all kind of tropical and seasonal produce as well as a variety of beautiful and colorful hand crafted souvenirs from all regions of Guatemala
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