Mercado de Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango

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Explore the massive Mercado de Chichicastenango, one of the biggest in Central America and a perfect place to absorb the traditional K'iche' Maya culture. Walk through the cobblestone streets immersed in a myriad of colourful textiles. Predominately the market features garments and fabrics made of bright bold colours decorated in traditional pattern. Find a vast array of fresh produce and even livestock such as chickens pigs and cattle. Pick up some medicinal plants or a wooden mask used by dancers in traditional ceremonies. The market is held on Sundays and Thursdays. Plan to visit Mercado de Chichicastenango and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chichicastenango attractions using our Chichicastenango road trip planning tool .
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  • 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 bu...  more »
  • It's not easy to describe a market, but it will be for the setting, for the people, but I loved it. It is very vast and varied... in the center is the church with the locals sitting on the steps... In short, it has in particular charm... don't miss it
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