Central Market, Guatemala City

Central Market, Guatemala City (must see)

Central Market (Mercado Central) is an indoor shopping area in Guatemala City. The building offers three levels of shops and food. It's a place for people-watching, looking for souvenirs, or just exploring the shopping scene of Guatemala City.

The Market is located at the rear of the Metropolitan Cathedral. There are many indoor markets in the city, but none are as large and diverse as the Central Market. Vendors at Central Market sell items that range from handmade goods to mass-produced knickknacks, food, and art.

Food items, on the second floor, range from locally-sourced fruits to freshly baked goods. Dining rooms are available for those who want to enjoy a prepared meal or sample a variety of teas, pastries, meats, and cheeses.

The top level of Central Market is the best spot to find artisans hard at work. Tourists can watch basket weavers make their wares before purchasing one to take home. Shoppers will also find handmade jewelry, pottery, and leather items.

Central Market is open daily from 7 AM to 5 PM.

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Central Market on Map

Sight Name: Central Market
Sight Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala (See walking tours in Guatemala City)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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