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A must do when in Antigua

Had a marvelous time shopping in the street market, and "haggling" with the vendors. As a crafter... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
monkeypuzzle0623
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Boston, Massachusetts
Fastinating Marketplace - Some Great Gifts as well as Fruit etc

You can buy everything in this market, but most of us foreigners are interested in the handicrafts... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
George B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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You'll find textiles, jewelry, clothes and Mayan crafts for reasonable prices at this permanent outdoor marketplace.
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"fruits and vegetables"
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"colorful market"
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"touristy stuff"
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"sell things"
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"typical items"
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"local culture"
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"bargains"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a marvelous time shopping in the street market, and "haggling" with the vendors. As a crafter, I LOVE the tipica fabrics and this was a marvelous place to pick up more fabric at reasonable prices. And of course jewelry. And those T-shirts that those...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

You can buy everything in this market, but most of us foreigners are interested in the handicrafts and souvenirs. It is loud and colourful just like a local market should be. The people selling the goods are not pushy and will usually always discount the...More

Thank George B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We purchased some gifts from this marketplace to take home to our friends, and they loved them. The vendors in this marketplace are a little less aggressive than you might find in other markets around Guatemala, and the handmade items are vibrant, colorful and really...More

1  Thank amypink1
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Vibrant colours, amazing people and culutre. I was here in April 2017 around easter time and the celebrations are overwhelming. Big floats and processions and colourful arts in the streets. I loved it!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was a little hesitant to go to the market at first because I was traveling solo and people from home warned me about pickpockets and large crowds. So, I first went on a Monday in the afternoon (instead of their busiest day, Saturday). Although...More

1  Thank Malvada1
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

It was very enjoyable to stroll through the market. Not too much pressure to purchase and they would work with you on prices. I enjoyed looking through the fruits and vegetables! So colorful and I saw foods I have never seen before.

1  Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

So colorful and loud and busy. You cannot walk more than a couple of steps before someone asks what you are looking for and that they will give you a good price. It's an interesting experience. Personally, if the price isn't ridiculous, I will pay...More

2  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

just beside the Municipal market, here you will find all the souvenirs you never wanted, handicrafts from all over Guatemala, textiles, woodcarving... a nice market, closed within walls, so safe to walk through, with little restaurants and nice places to rest. with some good luck...More

3  Thank r0landbrunner
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Think of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, but more dense and chaotic. This place is HUGE!! While the street vendors on the outside surrounding the main market are interesting by themselves—the main attraction is entering into the main covered market!! Get ready to have your...More

2  Thank gatorchuckie
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a look around the market, which was good. However, were only really there with one intention and that was finding the clothes market. When you do, it is absolutely massive. All 5 of us got a few items each, all of which cost...More

2  Thank JimBoyTraveller
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WelshPhys
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Response from 56003Richard | Reviewed this property |
It is located on the 4th Calle Poniente. Can't miss it. You will know you are there.
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Response from LolaGo1 | Reviewed this property |
I went around 9:00 a.m. and they were already very busy. It is the public market of the city so it is open very early. FYI - located near it is the Artisans Market. There were only few stores open at this place during my... More
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