Chichicastenango Market Days

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
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Chichicastenango Market Days Reviews

andrejav andrejav
651 reviews
A bit of a tourist trap Aug 01, 2012
Chichi market is well advertized all over Guatemala, and you will see offers in tourist agencies for buses going to the Chichi market. Everything is geared towards 1000 tourist that come there twice weekly and look to buy touristy traditional stuff from Guatemala. Truth is that you can find the same products in Guatemala City market or Antigua market for almost double less money and less hustle.

I was in the town for few days and the most people come during Sunday's market when surrounding streets become large flea market and more locals come to shop. Red building adjacent to the square doubles for fresh food market. Center of the square hosts most of eateries, and food is really good, diverse and tasty.

Be careful because not everyone is friendly and there is lots of pickpocketing. You must haggle for everything that you want to buy because everything is overpriced on the market and they are expecting you to haggle. The market is more active in the morning, but touristy stuff can be bought till late afternoon.
Non market day
Whole central square is filled wit…
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aliciaaa aliciaaa
8 reviews
Great market! Mar 03, 2010
It´s a big craftswork market in a small and friendly city. Very cheap things (but in Antigua you´ll find it cheaper)as wood sculptures and masks, typical clothes and food. Great place for taking great pictures and be surrounded by natives with their typical activities.

Dont´s miss Santo Tomas church: get in there and stay for a while. If you´re lucky, you can enjoy some Mayan ritual, as I could.

Be careful because the streets are quiet similar and you can get lost! And never accept the first price...

Any tourism agency can get you there for a day trip from Antigua.
Santo Tomas church
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travelman727 says:
Nice review! Next time in Guatemala, I'll try to visit Chichicastenango on market day :-D
Posted on: Mar 04, 2010

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