Mercado Central, Guatemala City

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Flea Market
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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  • The market is clean and fresh fruit, the first contact is with handicrafts (personally not found anything that will get me too much attention). the building tends to go unnoticed, because parking is located at the top (at the level of street), but to explore the labyrinth of corridors and find the area of food, fresh fruits and vegetables, breathing another air in Guatemala. I intend to return, at every opportunity.
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  • 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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  • 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.