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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  • To me, mercados are the heartbeat of a city. I love to explore them and look at the fruits and veggies. The herbs and spices. The food stalls. The tchotchkes. The kids and people. Well, when in Guatem...  more »
  • It is an excellent place to buy crafts and typical local products. It is best to buy in the basement since they handle better value than the first floor. Bargain always
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  • Here in converging the cultures of the country for sale of souvenirs, souvenirs, there are even cafeterias where you can taste the typical food of the country at a low cost with an exquisite, unique flavor of each region.
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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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