Welcome to San Francisco el Alto
Some 17km away from Quetzaltenango is the clothes- and fabric-producing town of San Francisco El Alto. The Friday market here is one of the biggest in the country. The large plaza in front of the 18th-century church is covered in goods. Stalls are crowded into neighboring streets, and the press of people and traffic is great (beware pickpockets) There's even a market area for livestock.