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Food Market - Market Antigua - Guatemala

The mercado principal (main market) is the best place for budget travelers to sample authentic Guatemalan flavors. The market has several eateries to choose from. Although rarely visited by tourists, they are very popular among locals. Located next to the bus terminal, the market is ideal for a quick meal anytime from 6a.m. to 6p.m. Mornings are the best time to visit for the freshest food. Try typical dishes like pepián (spicy meat stew) and revolcado (organ stew) – not for the faint-hearted!

Cross junction of 4 Calle Poniente and Calzada de Santa Lucia
Antigua, Guatemala

Market Types:
General market, Food market

Getting There
The market is in front of the bus terminal, where the west end of 4 Calle Poniente meets Calzada de Santa Lucia.

Travel Tips: There is a wide variety of typical local dishes to try, especially for those interested in Guatemalan culture.

Price Description: A typical dish costs $2-3.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:6a.m.

Open Hours to:6p.m.

Travel Skills: None

The market not only has food, but also daily necessities and Guatemalan art and craft.

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Artesania Market , Nim Po’t Market and Mercado Central.

By Nellie Huang
19 Aug 2009

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