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Address: Antigua, Guatemala
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You'll find textiles, jewelry, clothes and Mayan crafts for reasonable...

You'll find textiles, jewelry, clothes and Mayan crafts for reasonable prices at this permanent outdoor marketplace.

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Vibrant and colourful experience: a must do

If you go with a local you learn quickly to see which bit of the market is which: the 'farmers' market'; the daily market; the locals' market; the (more) touristy market; the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go with a local you learn quickly to see which bit of the market is which: the 'farmers' market'; the daily market; the locals' market; the (more) touristy market; the 'food court' and so on. It is incredibly colourful and shows just how good Guatemalans are at using small patches of rich volcanic soil to grow fabulous fruit... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you could want. One giant market. Go explore this place for yourself! You do NOT need a tour guide to go shopping with you. Thursdays and Saturday's are the best day for the market because along with all the other great things available daily on these days the produce arrives fresh from the hills and mountains surrounding Antigua. You... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a private tour and told the guy we like to see the true Antigua (plus some touristy stuff). How people lived and what not! He said we had to check out the local market. They sold everything and I mean everything. We had so much fun walking through the chaos of all the people. This is where... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

It's larger than it first appears. Home goods, personal hygiene items, fruit, meat, fish, restaurants, second hand clothes, cheesy souvenirs, guatemalan sweets, and everything in between can be found at the street market. It's fun to walk in and get lost; see what weird stuff you can find! Eat some fresh fruit, buy a piñata (because why not?), and definitely... More 

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1 Thank Michael S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We spent a few weeks in Antigua and found ourselves drawn to this market every couple of days. The kids really enjoyed exploring the narrow aisles and we found a few handicraft stalls that were much cheaper than the handicraft markets. There's a really good second-hand clothing section (all from the US) in the northwestern corner where you can pick... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Awesome. If a one word review would stand that is what I would say. We had a great time here. This is one of my favorite markets I have been to. Lots of cool stuff to see, good bargains to be had. Some of our group thought the vendors were a little aggressive, but this was there first trip outside... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We have been to many world markets and this one is on our most favorite lists. The vegetables and fruits are huge and so bright with a back drop of the Guatemalan women and young children wearing their local colors makes for an amazing feast for the eyes.

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Texas
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The street market is the place to go for the best and cheapest fruits and vegetables around. It's interesting to see the huge variety of vegetables and fruits available. So many are types most North Americans never knew existed. Great prices on many items. I recommend going with a Guatemalan friend and let them do the purchasing. Otherwise they will... More 

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Thank JohnBradey2778
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I thought the market was spectacular and yes lots of the traders had similar stuff but it's was all nice stuff. I picked up lots of masks and blankets, and some art that I'm very happy with.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great substitute for Chichi. Much closer and similar goods. Save yourself 7 hours of travel time. Highly recommended

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