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Mercado de Chichicastenango: Tours & Tickets

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Thursdays and Sundays, this mountain village is transformed into the world's largest handicrafts market, where you'll find pottery, colorful textiles, carved wooden masks, flowers, incense and other Mayan goods for sale.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala
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Chichicastenaga market is a huge chaotic vibrant morass of colors, sights and sounds. Held on Thursdays and Sundays and attended by locals and tourists, the market stalls line the streets for several blocks every direction. It's easy to feel like you are lost in the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank pdkenyon6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s worth the trip to see the complete chaos of this. It’s a great place to cruise for trinkets & souvenirs of your trip. You can expect to be targeted as a tourist which is typical of these venues. Take some time to stop for...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GotTheItch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both fun and frustrating, the crowded bustling market is held Sundays. Protect your valuables, but enjoy the experience. Colors, sounds, smells, and music all blend into a mesmerizing experience. There are bargains to be found, so be sure to bargain for the things you really...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GTravellerG80210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market is a large local market selling many kinds of handcraft products as well as the fresh fruits, food, and others typical things for local market in Central America. However we think it is lacks authenticity of the local native feel compared to markets...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Almost like something out of Indiana Jones. They had amazing handicrafts and other neat crafts. Also, it was very scenic.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Getaway636771
Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

The market is absolutely wonderful. The vibrant colors of the Mayan women wearing their traditional dress, the booths selling everything from crafts to food, was a photographer's dream. I recommend buying lunch from a street vendor for the full experience. It helps if you speak...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 7 September 2019

The market is way to big to navigate by yourself, especially if you don't speak Spanish. We own a small import business in the U.S. and had specific textiles and toys we wanted to buy. We were lucky to meet Juán as soon as we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TinayRandy
Reviewed 27 July 2019

We went there on a Thursday morning and were very disappointed. Apart from the church that was quite fascinating, and inside which we spent some time, everything else was kind of dull and boring, and very touristy. Not a so-called highlight we would recommend at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ray971
Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

This is the biggest market in Central America. There are hundreds of colorful booths - full of woven goods, bags, table-runners, pouches, blankets, jackets, jewelry, fruits, vegetables and trinkets. Most tourist only come from 10:00-2:00, as they come in on shuttles from other cities. I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Susana D
Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

This market is lots of fun..and sells both local and traditional wares. Get there early as most tourists start arriving at 10am and market gets crowded. No need for guide you can do it on your own. Make sure you bargain hard. We found prices...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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MyrnaJ4
7 January 2018|
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Response from rachelina | Reviewed this property |
If this is your first time at the lake, the boat tour to the towns could take half a day. The ride to the Chichicastenango market is too long, and the visit to the market could take two hours! and then to the airport there... More
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qantas107
12 December 2017|
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Response from rachelina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, cant answer. You’ll have to ask locally!
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Duncan_Meredith
16 May 2017|
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Response from Wapikianimoosh | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't answer your question. My guess is that it would be open.....they really do love their markets.
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