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Chichicastenango Market

Can someone please confirm for us which days the market is on here, have read of someone going on a Saturday but thought it was just Thursday and Sunday...........we would like to see the market on our way from Antigua to Lake Atitlan. Also which is the best day? any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Chichicastenango Market

Chichi market days are Thursday and Sunday. The Sunday market is much bigger and much more crowded. I suppose some would therefore consider it the better day to go, but it can be quite hectic.

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on sunday market departure from Antigua to chichicastenango at 07:00 it get 2 and half hours to chichicastenango you can get ticket in any travel agency in Antigua

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Ok thanks so much for your replies, advice is appreciated.

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Saturday would work better for us. Is there nothing that day or just a lot less than Sun and Thr?

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There will be some people selling things on a saturday but the mass on Sunday in both Languages, the catholic/indigenas procesion the people selling stuf on the park and many other things can just be seen on Sundays.

Hunda if you have the chance to go early, i normally leave about 06am on a sunday that way avoid all the trafic and hundres of tourist on the market, will be a better experience after 2 or 3 hours on the market by 10:00am it will be crowded as hell and the charm will be gone.

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Definitely go on Sunday. The mass starts at 8 am and you will have the opportunity to see both a Catholic Mass and Mayan worship being conducted simultaneously in Santo Tomas. It's an experience unique in the world and not to be missed.

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