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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
This is definitely Da place to shop for classic Guatemalan style items. You will pay a third of what you would pay in Antigua or any other place. The people are very nice and will not pressure you to buy anything. If you plan to...More
To me, mercados are the heartbeat of a city. I love to explore them and look at the fruits and veggies. The herbs and spices. The food stalls. The tchotchkes. The kids and people.
Well, when in Guatemala City, this is no different. When in...More
We like to take our American visitors to the Mercado central to give them a taste of the Guatemalan culture. It is so different from their culture and they get to se so many new and different things and try many different things.
Our group went there to eat lunch (a local beef stew with rice and potato) along with trying various kinds of candy and fruits. There are some strange looking fruits here. We also got free time to browse the upper floor with its crafts. I...More