Mercado Central, Guatemala City

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Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Hidden behind the magnificent cathedral, Mercado Central spreads over three underground levels. Your senses will be overwhelmed by exotic scents, bright colors, and the vibrant atmosphere as you wander through the market. Choose from various plain and exotic fruits and vegetables huddled on the tables, or hunt for a bargain at the handicrafts section. Find woven blouses, native huipiles, bracelets, purses, shoes, soft leather, candles, jewelry, and many more trinkets hiding in the stalls. Don’t hesitate to bargain as you sift through the souvenirs on offer. Plan to see Mercado Central and other attractions that appeal to you using our Guatemala City online road trip planner.
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  • Huge market that actually can feel intimidating if you end up in the wrong part! Food stalls, arts and crafts, garden decorations and household goods are all on different floors and if you're a...  more »
  • Mercado Central or Central Market is a large 3 level indoor market selling goods. It is more like a flea market and you can shop for souvenirs here. It is located behind the Cathedral of Guatemala.....  more »
  • Exactly what a local farmers/craft market should be like in a big city. Make sure to check out all the levels and DO go there hungry because you won't be after you see all the food choices you have!!! A great place to buy artisan gifts or just lunch!
  • Here you can find ALL the souvenirs you might want at better prices than most places! Don't forget to bargain all the prices since they give you a high ball from the beginning
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