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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  • July 30, 2017
    I was suprised to see there was a lower level below the level of Guatemalan fare where produce was sold. There was allot of goods there for last minute shopping.  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Our group went there to eat lunch (a local beef stew with rice and potato) along with trying various kinds of candy and fruits. There are some strange looking fruits here. We also got free time to bro...  more »
  • May 27, 2017
    You have to ask for discount and if you buy several things at the same place they cannot lower yourself more. There is a de.comidas.abundanteby to AME price area.
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  • July 6, 2017
    Lots to see and eat. Merchandise in typical Mayan indegenous styles. All kinds of Guatemalan dishes and delicacies to enjoy.
  • June 20, 2017
    Really nice market where you get a lot of things. For sure worth a visit
  • April 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 5, 2017
    We bought great artesanías and eat there for 20 Quetzales.....it's a fantastic experience...never felt unsafe
  • April 27, 2017
    Nice place to buy guatemalan handmade stuff.

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