Antigua Central Market

The Antigua Central Market is a vibrant and bustling market located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala. It’s a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a wide range of goods including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, textiles, handicrafts, souvenirs, and much more. The market is a great place to get a taste of local life and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Guatemala.

Guest Reviews:

“The market in Antigua is not for the faint hearted. It is a tight labyrinth of stall holders squashed into a reasonable small space. It’s not easy to navigate but you’ll always find your way out – eventually. This market is more for locals than for tourists, but it has a certain local charm that comes with a community market. People bartering. Odors of fish. Colors of handmade clothes. Watching little kids run through the aisles seemingly knowing where to go. Although I didn’t buy anything here, it was an experience, like all markets are.” -Debi Slinger

Inside the Market in Antigua
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Usually from 6am – 6pm
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The bustling market features an open-air layout with various stalls and shops in a central courtyard. It offers a diverse range of products, including textiles, ceramics, jewelry, fresh produce, and ready-to-eat meals. Local street food like tamales and pupusas is also available. Operating daily from early morning to late afternoon, weekends draw the most visitors for shopping. While generally safe and friendly, it’s advisable to stay vigilant about belongings and surroundings in crowded spots.

Please note that many of the entrance fees for landmarks, parks, and museums are subsidized by the government for Guatemalan citizens. You may notice a price difference for foreigners.