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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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Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 weeks ago 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 6 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
Thank MichDames
Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

So worth the visit. Go if you want to see many native crafts. Don’t go if you want to find a lot of practical things for your North American home. Amazing artistry. We’d love to go again.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jonih750
Reviewed 27 May 2019

Visitors will either love or hate this market. I went here on a Thursday, and it was very busy. We had a guide helping us for a tip, and I don’t know if I would get a guide again. Even though it is suggested that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank Paula D
Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

The market is a fantastic combination of the local food markets including fresh vegetables and chicken, and also great souvenir shopping. There’s a colossal variety of textiles, leather goods and timber products. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring the two parts of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KawanaTravellers
Reviewed 23 April 2019

We had our driver take us to the market as part of our 3 hour tour. Of course he brought us to a "friend" . We wanted a table runner or napkins. We got both for $20US cash only, he handled much of the transaction....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
12 December 2017|
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Response from rachelina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, cant answer. You’ll have to ask locally!
16 May 2017|
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.