Welcome to Sololá
The sprawling Mercado Mayoreo (wholesale market), north of the central plaza, is the stage for the twice-weekly market, held Tuesday and Friday, when the building and vicinity are ablaze with the colorful costumes of people from surrounding villages and towns. Displays of meat, vegetables, fruit, homewares and clothing are neatly arranged in every available space, with tides of buyers ebbing and flowing around the vendors. Elaborate stands are stocked with brightly colored yarn used to make the traditional costumes you see around you.
Sunday mornings the officers of the traditional cofradías (religious brotherhoods) parade ceremoniously to the cathedral.