Center of the Quiche department, Chichicastenango is a bit of a trek from Guatemala City (about 85 miles), but it's worth ... More
Chichicastenango Market Days
Center of the Quiche department, Chichicastenango is a bit of a trek from Guatemala City (about 85 miles), but it's worth it, especially for the Thursday and Sunday markets held in the central plaza. Considered the best in Guatemala, these native markets draw hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers, all haggling over beautiful woolen goods, earthenware and other crafts, plus flowers, produce and more. The city itself is a center of Mayan culture where you can view artifacts, and sample traditional drinks and foods.
Everything was clean and the people were nice-considering that they are merchants. You can get anything you want at the price you want it if you work for it. I bought a collectors machete for just under Q80. Sure it took me about a 20 minute battle to win it, but I did.
This is a gigantic market where you can find antiques and all sorts of Mayan handicrafts. They have everything from
beautiful textiles to wooden, ceramic, and leather objects. This is the perfect place for you to experience the Mayan ...
The Natural History Museum opened in 1950 with a small collection of animals. It now has a large range of
species including birds and mammals, as well as mineral and paleontological specimens. There is also a butterfly house, a ...
Casa Capuchinas is a wonderful colonial home turned into a charming B&B. All our rooms feature antiques, local handicrafts and
weavings. Private bath, direct dial phone, cable TV, coffeemaker and fireplace are a standard at Casa Capuchinas. Come and ...
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