Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / El Quiche Department / Chichicastenango / Mercado de Chichicastenango
Explore the massive Mercado de Chichicastenango, one of the biggest in Central America and a perfect place to absorb the traditional K'iche' Maya culture. Walk through the cobblestone streets immersed in a myriad of colourful textiles. Predominately the market features garments and fabrics made of bright bold colours decorated in traditional pattern. Find a vast array of fresh produce and even livestock such as chickens pigs and cattle. Pick up some medicinal plants or a wooden mask used by dancers in traditional ceremonies. The market is held on Sundays and Thursdays. Plan to visit Mercado de Chichicastenango and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chichicastenango attractions using our Chichicastenango road trip planning tool.
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Mercado de Chichicastenango reviews
It is the largest market in Central America and is a tourist attraction, but most definitely not a tourist market. The population of Chichicastenango and surrounding area is overwhelmingly K'iche... more »
We are just back from a week long service project in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Our first day was market day so we walked the streets lined with local vendors and took in all the color and energy... more »
Great market. Lots of choice and reasonable prices, particularly if you haggle. Ideal for buying typical Guatemalan fabrics, masks, bags, and clothes.
Great place, lots to see very colorful. Only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is pick pocketers. Don't keep things in you back pockets and watch you backpacks. Had lots of people crowd me and distract me and had some stick their hands down my back pockets looking for money or phones.
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