Visiting the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala | The largest market in Central America can be found in the indigenous highland town of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Exploring this large and authentic local market is an amazing and unique experience, as you observe the fascinating Mayan culture & traditions and shop for beautiful handmade items. Read my blog post to learn more about Chichicastenango!

Visiting The Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

The Chichicastenango Market located in a small indingeous Mayan town in Guatemala, is one of the largest and most well-known markets in Central America.

Ruins, volcanoes, lakes, villages & markets... Guatemala is a country of adventure & culture, with Maya traditions alive & well. The top destinations are Antigua, Tikal, Lake Atitlan, Semuc Champey & Chichicastenango but there are also many other interesting places to visit. Find out what to see & do in our ultimate travel guide to the Best of Guatemala!

Top 15 Guatemala Attractions & Places to Visit

Guatemala is a land of adventure & culture with Maya traditions alive & well: find out what to see & do in our travel guide to the top Guatemala attractions

Chichicastenango, Guatemala at the market. 95 percent indigenous Mayan population. I rode here in the back of a pickup.

Chichicastenango Quiché in Guatemala - Market day. (Catholic Church in the background) by Paul Son Garcia

Chichicastenango, los colores de la muerte

Chichicastenango, los colores de la muerte

Chichicastenango - The biggest colorful market of Mayan culture

Chichicastenango: The biggest colorful market of Mayan culture

Chichicastenango - The biggest colorful market of Mayan culture

Chickens for Sale at Chichi Market in Chichicastenango Guatemala

Shop at the Chichi Market in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chickens for Sale at Chichi Market in Chichicastenango Guatemala

Chichicastenango - flowers abound! www.cooperativeforeducation.org

Mayan Culture Today: Part Two (powerpoint)

During your travels to Guatemala, you must go to the Chichicastenango Market! Every Thursday and Sunday, the tiny town of Chichicastenango, Guatemala turns into the world’s largest handicrafts market, filled with thousands of local Mayan people purchasing and selling goods of all types. From colorful textiles and pottery, to traditional clothing and intricately carved masks, you will find a culmination of all of Guatemala’s best goods and souvenirs at this market.

Why You Must Visit the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

During your travels to Guatemala, you must go to the Chichicastenango Market! Every Thursday and Sunday, the tiny town of Chichicastenango, Guatemala turns into the world’s largest handicrafts market, filled with thousands of local Mayan people purchasing and selling goods of all types. From colorful textiles and pottery, to traditional clothing and intricately carved masks, you will find a culmination of all of Guatemala’s best goods and souvenirs at this market.

Guatemala - 4 raisons de visiter la marché de Chichicastenango

Guatemala - 4 raisons de visiter la marché de Chichicastenango

Colorful cemetary, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Colorful cemetary, Chichicastenango, Guatemala - Saw this many times from the back of our truck as we traveled to the community around Chichi.

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