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Mercado Central - Market Antigua - Guatemala

A visit to Antigua's central market is an excellent way to experience local culture first hand. Open daily (6am - 7pm), rows of wooden stalls are alive with color and the hustle and bustle of vendors peddling their wares. Buzzing with activity, here one can find anything from traditional textiles, handicrafts, fresh produce and raw meat to shiny watches, pots, pipes and pirated CD's. Peruse the wide variety of available goods while mingling with the local people. If hungry for a taste of culture, visit one of the many comedores (food kiosks)and sample some authentic Guatemalan cuisine.

West of Alameda de Santa Lucia

between 3ra y 4ta Calle
Antigua, Guatemala

Market Types:
Craft market, General market, Cheese market, Food market

Getting There
Located beside the bus depot.

Travel Tips: Watch out for pick-pockets. Friendly bargaining is acceptable.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:6 a.m.

Open Hours to:7 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Bring smaller bills and leave your more valuables items at your hotel or hostel.

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal

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

By Kaylie Jensen
I am an outgoing, adventurous individual. I am passionate about both writing and travel. It is my dream to travel the world, and to experience all of...
29 Aug 2009

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