"The biggest indian market in Guatemala" Top 5 Page for this destination Chichicastenango by OH_DK

Chichicastenango Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 211 photos

2 San Antonio girls in Chichicastenango

These 2 San Antonio girls sold their weavings on the market in Chichicastenango. I bought some shirts from them and they let me take the photo.
Chichicastenango aka "Chichi" is well known for it's very big indian market where indians from many parts of the country come to sell their products.

An other interesting sight is the local church of Santo Tomas - it is more than 400 years old and and reflects the mixture of Catholic and indian Mayan beliefs. On the steps to the church you can see Mayan shamans burning candles and incense and perform their rituals - it is said that the smoke take away all the bad spirits.

You can buy anything on this market

On the steps to the church

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very colorful, very exciting, very diverse
  • Cons:Take care of vendors trying to cheat you
  • Last visit to Chichicastenango: Mar 1994
  • Intro Updated Apr 29, 2007
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Sounds like a very interesting trip. Hope you will add more info. & pictures!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    On my "want to visit" list, even more so now, looks very interesting. I love seeing the different cultures. That Bus journey must have been quite an experience!

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    Love this page! Very cultural...Where are you now Ove?

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Great tips and photos, excellent, wouldn't mind going to this market. Regína

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2007 at 1:57 PM

    That bus trip to the market must have been a great experience. Lovely colourful photos of the market :))

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 2:50 PM

    super flotte billeder fra indianer makedet.

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