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For really good deals on Guatemalan handicrafts, especially leather goods, woolen blankets and masks, check out the underground stalls here, where fresh produce is also available.
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8 Calle and 8 Ave., Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
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3 floors of stalls selling just about everything: food, clothing, home items, baskets, toys, and, of course, tacky souvenirs. Merchants aren't as pushy as Turkey, Egypt, or Jamaica, but some do annoyingly get in your face. It may seem like everyone is selling the same stuff, but
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A great place to shop and check out the culture of Guatemala. Prices are negotiable and there's a lot of interesting things to buy. It closes around 6 pm, so be sure to go during the morning or afternoon!
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this is a popular market in zona 1 of the city, there is a electic mix of fruit, vegetable, spice, dry foods, meats, poultry, seafood, with a group of food stalls offering a nice array of simple typical food. there are also a large number 200+ stalls selling souvenirs, typical
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Map it out. It takes you back to times before malls when street vendors sold on the pavements. Food, goods, traditional clothing can all be found here. It's a great place to walk around and get a sense of the culture for a few hours. There is a church and some historical
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Unlike other cramped and packed markets in Guatemala, the Mercado Central in Guate is spacious and allows for leisurely walks through aisles of typical handicrafts. Good prices--much better than Antigua.
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