Antigua Guatemala Shopping

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    Mercado: Shop for it all

    by kmbruening Written May 19, 2004

    Antigua's mercado is far better for touristy purchases than anything I found in Guatemala city (I have heard that Chichicastenango is also the bomb). Thanks to my bargaining hero boyfriend I got 90% of my souvenirs here for what I believe were fair prices. This is also a great place for a snack and/or a cheap meal.

    What to buy: Local crafts- wood, textiles, stone, food, etc.

    What to pay: Everything sounds cheap, but you can bargain the prices lower.

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    Atipico: Typical digs at untypical prices

    by Kindra Written Jan 16, 2004

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    MNG sweaters, ponchos, beautiful and original tops, skirts, pants for very reasonable prices. The owner is very inclined to give "discounts" as well so a certain degree of bargaining is fine here.

    What to buy: A knit sweater or pashmina made with llama fur.

    What to pay: Q100-200. There are bins with items as low as Q50.

    Address: 7a avenia south of the park

    Directions: Half a block from the Rainbow Reading Room

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    Shopping in Antigua

    by bellatrix Written Jul 6, 2003

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    Shopping in Antigua is wonderful - there are many local handicrafts available and the goods are well made and cheap. There are several markets in the city where women gather during the day to lay out their wares.

    What to buy: Hand or machine spun cloth, embroidered purses, pottery, and just about anything else you can imagine.

    What to pay: Bargaining is essential if you want to get a good price. Aim to pay about 30-50% lower than what the asking price is, and you can figure you're getting a decent deal.

    Directions: There is a great market near the bus station in Antigua, and many others spread throughout the city. You can't walk far without seeing one!

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    Jade Imperial Maya: Gorgeous Jade

    by easterntrekker Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    They have incredible jade here..both jewellery and sculptures. We loved the Mayan amsks. They were jade covered wood...priced from $350.00 to $1000.00..

    Address: 5a Calle Oriente

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    Nim Po't: A Cavernous Crafts Co-op

    by calcaf38 Updated Dec 25, 2006

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    Very close to the iconic Arco, you will find this huge crafts co-op.

    What to buy: Textiles, carvings, masks...

    What to pay: Prices are very reasonable. Nim Po't stays open late.

    Address: 5a Avenida Norte #29

    Phone: 502-832-2681

    Website: http://www.nimpot.com/

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    Mercado de Artesanias: Near the Market, a Souvenir Market

    by calcaf38 Written Dec 25, 2006

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    A modern building in the traditional style, housing various booths with crafts.

    What to buy: Textiles, masks, wooden crafts, leather, metalwork.

    What to pay: Prices are not always the lowest. You may haggle a bit.

    Address: 4a Calle Poniente

    Directions: Not very easy to find, because it is behind the regular market. It is surrounded by a yellow wall which keeps it nice and tidy, but which hides it too.

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