Visiting the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Visiting the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Guatemala (B)

One of the largest and most well-known markets in all Central America can be found in the small indigenous Mayan town of Chichicastenango, located in the western highlands of Guatemala. A market that is hundreds of years old with amazing handicrafts, filled with thousands of local Mayan people purchasing and selling goods of all types. The Chichicastenango market is a must do Guatemala travel bucket list item. If you are going to soak up the most incredible open aired market in Central America read on to find out everything you need to know about visiting Chichicastenango.

The town’s main attraction is its massive market! The Chichicastenango market is held every Thursday and Sunday and turns this town into the world’s largest handicrafts market, filled with thousands of local Mayan people purchasing and selling goods of all types. Think about handicrafts, paintings, pottery, colorful textiles, intricately carved masks, flowers, animals, fresh produce, traditional clothing and more at this bustling and vibrant local market. Its primary purpose is to service the locals who travel from everywhere to buy and sell products, but nowadays parts of the markets are also targeted to tourists. As you can imagine, the Chichicastenango Market is the best place to purchase all of Guatemala’s best artisanal items. But even more than that, it’s an immersive cultural experience where you can interact with the local people. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala
Guide Location: Guatemala » Chichicastenango
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chichicastenango market
  • church of Santo Tomas
  • Chichicastenango cemetery
  • Hotel Chalet