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Navigate the hustle and bustle of Chichicastenango Market and its kaleidoscope of colors with a local guide on this walking tour.
The Chichicastenango street market is a vibrant hub where Guatemalan folks come together to buy and sell an eclectic mix of goods. From textiles, pottery, meat, and vegetables to tools and even live animals, this bustling market has it all. Nestled amidst Spanish colonial buildings, Chichicastenango is rich with Maya culture and adorned with vibrant fruits, flowers, and textiles unique to the Guatemalan highlands.
Local vendors fill the air with the fragrance of “copal,” a traditional incense used during meditation, while shamans offer prayers amidst the swirling smoke. Get ready to embark on a treasure hunt as you explore this ancient village, discovering everything from rare mountain-mined stones to live animals. Test your negotiation skills with local merchants and uncover fantastic deals.
During the Chichicastenango market tour, you’ll taste the flavors of traditional cuisine at local eateries. Delve into the world of Mayan clothing and learn about the intricate symbols – the universe, lightning, cardinal points, and the sun – that are hand-sewn into textiles.
Explore the town’s cemetery, where history comes alive, and wander through a sculpture garden dedicated to the Mayan calendar. Visit the indigenous mayor’s office, a traditional mask factory, and a warehouse filled with costumes used for special occasions.