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The central market right behind the metropolitan church is an interesting place to see local people life. Many shops, food stalls, and fresh market are under one roof. The building is like a nuclear bunker
This market is near the main plaza downtown in the historic center. It is below street level.There are several sections. There is a food area serving many types of local dishes. Then there are the crafts and clothing, and then just about anything you may...More
Located just behind the Metropolitan Cathedral with many shops selling souvenirs. More like a flea market. Has food section at bottom floor. A few restaurants there you can try some local food. Try your bargain skills at those souvenir vendors.
Recommended if you have a little time and you want to see locals a d buy souvenirs. It has 3 or 4 floors and you will find many traditional items.it is clear that the upper floor is for tourists.if you good down you will find...More
For us El Mercado is a place to we must visit in every country that we visit. It is a place where you can interact with the locals, try their food, and know a little bit about the local people daily routine.
What an amazing subterranian mercado -- several levels underground, and a serious variety of Guatemalan textiles, leather goods, pottery, and clothing. Another area has local foods (try the Gallina - old hen -- with soup -- such flavor!). Also produce and meats, of course. The...More
I adored Mercado Central! So many foods, crafts, and gifts to see. It took me hours to walk around to see everything.
Many of the vendors i found were willing to haggle. If something seems a bit overpriced go with your gut. Also odds are,...More
As you can see at the picture, the market is under ground and behind that is the Cathedral.
So you can go a hang around, but don’t expect to have a blast like restaurants or so, I saw two Mc Donald’s *Yucky, in the plaza...More
Great market with lots of food options. Vegetable selection was not as big as I had hoped. If you are looking for real exotic stuff probably won’t see it here. But overall a fun place and great way to experience real native foods.
We went mid-morning on a Saturday as a stop on a private full day tour of the City. It was lively, especially downstairs by the food and plants, but what I appreciated most was that it was organized and has lots of space to move...More