Chichicastenango market

Visit the largest traditional market of Central America

The Chichicastenango in Guatemala market is a huge, colourful and intriguing event. It's a wonderful place to wander around, and enjoy its sights, sounds and tastes.

The locals go to the market to buy and sell animals, food, artefacts and souvenirs. The market is on Thursdays and Sundays.

Extremely colourful

The residents come to buy or sell their animals, food and souvenirs. A morning or afternoon at the market is a feast for the senses. Also try some fruits, as well as dishes that are sold in the shops around the market. It's a lovely place to wander around. And to taste everything.

Visiting Chichicastenango market

A walk on the market of Chichicastenango.

The market days are Thursdays and Sundays. The Mayan residents adhere to their faith in conjunction with Catholicism. In addition, they also adhere to their age-old traditions. During the market, priests on the steps of the Santo Tomas church wave incense pots and mutter prayers.

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