Mercado Central, Guatemala City
(4/5 based on 95+ 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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  • Must go to the market. Handicrafts are very beautiful, somewhat expensive in relation to prices in Mexico, but the single visit to the market is worth. It retains the essence of a traditional latino market.
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  • It is possible to find handcraft, local food (vegetables, fruits and prepared food). It is an open exhibition of Guatemalan culture, in the heart of Guatemala city. On the side of the handcrafts, it i...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit by foreign, a crafts market very well organized and dining rooms popular where you can find various options.
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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.