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Market in Sololá

Sololá Market

Sololá's market is one of the most vivid in the highlands. While an enormous new market building is under construction in front of the cathedral, the sprawling Mercado Mayoreo (wholesale market), 10 blocks north (up…
Clothing in Zunil

Cooperativa Santa Ana

Half a block downhill from the church plaza, this handicrafts cooperative is made up of more than 600 local women. Finely woven vests, jackets and traditional huipiles (from Q400) are displayed and sold here. You ca…
Arts & Crafts in Antigua

Nim Po't

This sprawling hall boasts a huge collection of Maya clothing, as well as hundreds of masks, wood carvings, kites, paintings, refrigerator magnets and assorted Maximón figurines. The huipiles, cortes, fajas and othe…
Market in Antigua

Market

Antigua's market – chaotic, colorful and always busy – sprawls north of 4a Calle Poniente. The best days are the official market days – Monday, Thursday and especially Saturday – when villagers from the vicinity rol…
Jewelry in Antigua

La Casa del Jade

More than just a jewelry shop, the Casa has a museum that displays dozens of pre-Hispanic jade pieces and an open workshop where you can admire the work of contemporary craftspeople. It's inside the Casa Antigua El …
Arts & Crafts in Quetzaltenango

Pixan

The fashion outlet for the women's empowerment association AMA (highland women's association), Pixan sells quality textiles and clothing produced by Maya weavers in collaboration with designers from London, New York…
Clothing in Panajachel

La Señora de Cancuén

Displays the innovative clothing and jewelry of Guatemalan designer Ana Kayax, produced by indigenous weavers and craftspeople from around Guatemala. There's a story behind every item sold here.
Books in Panajachel

Libros del Lago

Excellent stock of books in English and other tongues on Guatemala, the Maya and Mesoamerica, plus maps and Latin American literature in English.
Market in Guatemala City

Mercado Central

Until the quake of 1976, Mercado Central, behind the cathedral, was where locals shopped for food and other necessities. Reconstructed after the earthquake, it now deals in colorful Guatemalan handicrafts such as te…
Arts & Crafts in Flores & Santa Elena

Castillo de Arizmendi

A monument to Martín de Ursúa Arizmendi y Aguirre, who snatched the island from the Maya in 1697, the castle on the main plaza's north side houses a series of shops with local handicrafts, particularly tropical hard…