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This is the main reason for anyone's trip to Chichi. And there are two main reasons to some to the market. One is the collection of locally produced crafts from handwoven textiles to wood carvved masks. This is a great place to get those souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back hom. The second reason is the experience and see the indigenous peoples who are descendants of the Maya. Despite the flocks of tourists who come to the market, the majority of the people here are still the locals dressed in their colorful traditional clothes and going about their daily lives. Both of these reasons also make the market a photographer's dream with photo ops at every turn of the head. Be sure to bring a camera with lots of memory.
It's easy enough to get away from the tourists if you venture away from the craft stalls that predominate in the square in front of and to the north of the main church. The meat market is to the left from about the middle of the square as you look out from the steps of the church. The prepared foods, traje, and housewares are in the areas to the right of the main square.
Sundays also have the added attraction of seeing the procession of cofradias, or church officials, from the main church. You'll have to get to Chichi by 10am or so however to see the procession.
Market days are Thursdays and Sundays
Address: Parque Central and surrouding streets
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