Sololá Market

Market in Sololá

Sololá's market is one of the most vivid in the highlands. The sprawling Mercado Mayoreo (wholesale market) uphill of the Parque Centroamérica serves the function. On Tuesday and Friday mornings the building is ablaze with the costumes of people from surrounding villages.

Displays of meat, dried fish, chilies, onions, beans, kindling wood fruit, housewares 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 for making the traditional costumes you see around you.