If you want to try traditional food that won't break the bank, this market is well worth a visit.

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Central Market

Shopping icon of the capital

This is one of the country's leading markets and it's over one hundred years old: it opened in 1871 in response to the capital's growing population and need for supplies. Located in the former Plaza del Sagrario, just next to the cathedral, it has become one of the busiest shopping spots in the city; a bustling hive of activity any day of the week. Today, it also caters for tourists and, in addition to everyday items like fruit and vegetables, you'll also find souvenirs and pretty artisan products to take home as a reminder of your trip. This is also one of the best places to sample authentic Guatemalan food, with countless stalls offering a huge variety of typical dishes at very accessible prices.

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