1. Arte y Folklore
Located inside the airport, this is the ideal place to do that last minute shopping before you board the plane. Here you can find all sorts of original Guatemalan handicrafts that are also available in the city. There are textiles, ceramics, paintings, traditional clothes and a whole world of things to take back as souvenirs and gifts.
Address: Aeropuerto Nacional La Aurora Segundo Nivel Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01013
Opening hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Sat; 9am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +50 2 331 1503
2. Artesanías Lin-Canola
Here you can find all sorts of native handicrafts mainly from the western region of Guatemala. They also have a wide variety of beautiful textiles in the bright colors typical of this country. This is the ideal place to experience the true spirit of Guatemala.
Address: 5 calle 9-60 zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 8am-6.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +50 2 253 0138
3. Mercado Central
This is the best place in the city to buy traditional crafts of the country. With hundreds of tiny stalls, you will find native clothing, leather crafts, ceramics, sculptures in jade, wooden masks and statues, textiles, and thousands of interesting things at the lowest prices. Located just behind the beautiful Cathedral, you will be only a few steps away from the National Palace and Central Park.
Address: 8 avenida 7-00 zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Sun
4. Sombol Handicraft
Located right in the middle of the business and hotel area of the city, this store stocks all sorts of Guatemalan handicrafts, made in wood, leather, and ceramic. They also have a wide variety of tablecloths, all sorts of native textiles and beautiful jewelry.
Address: 14 calle 7-74 zona 9 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01009
Opening hours: 9am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; 9am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +50 2 331 2887
5. Holiday Shopping at Mercado de Artesanias
If you need to do last-minute gift shopping before leaving Guatemala or otherwise don't have time to visit the native craft markets in remote parts of the country, tour the 30-plus stalls of this market for a sense of what's available from various regions. Browse arrays of woolen goods, wood carvings, leather goods, pottery and jewelry. Prices are reasonable. Also, sample regional dishes and sweets, or have a full meal in the Don Emiliano restaurant, open daily. Some market stalls close on Sundays. Parking is available.
8a-6p M-Sa, 8a-1p Su
Boulevard del Aeropuerto, Zona 13
(Finca Nacional La Aurora)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
In this place you can find all sorts of regional textiles, wooden and leather crafts, pottery, jewelry, paintings and a lot more. Their collection of objects is absolutely beautiful and you will surely find exactly what you have always wanted.
18 calle 21-31 zona 10
Boulevard Los Próceres
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
+502 367 2424
1. Librería Ciencia y Cultura
This bookshop buys and sells books of all kinds, old and new. The second hand books are cheap, at between 5 and 150 quetzals, and in good condition. You can find magazines like Vanidades, Cosmopolitan, People, National Geographic, and Selectas. There is also a great array of fiction and action novels by famous authors such as Agatha Christie and Conn Tellado, as well as textbooks and dictionaries.
Address: 10 Avenida 15-17, Zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 8am-1pm, 2pm-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +50 2 230 0121
2. Librería Marquense
This huge second-hand bookshop has been open for 25 years, buying and selling books and handling a stock of about 60,000. The friendly staff are very helpful and there is a wide range of books: university and other text books, languages, fiction, magazines, literary works by Guatemalan authors such as Miguel Angel Asturias, general interest and more.
Address: 8 Avenida 19-55, Zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Fri; 8am-12pm Sat
Telephone: +50 2 232 8537 / 253 6302
3. Librería y Ediciones Ixmucané
Publisher Ixmucané has been running two bookshops for over ten years. Both buy and sell new and second-hand books of all kinds: magazines, fiction, cookery, art, religion, text books, encyclopedias and dictionaries. Both are known for keeping their books in good condition and their prices low.
Address: 1 Avenida 15-42, Zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 8am-1pm, 2pm-6pm Mon-Fri; 8am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +50 2 220 7971
Impcasa has been selling good quality imported, second-hand clothes for many years, as much as 90% cheaper than they cost originally. There are special deals for wholesalers. There are clothes for men, women and children: shorts, trousers, dresses and skirts.
Address: 21 Calle 13-30, Zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 7am-8pm daily
Telephone: +50 2 232 7925
5. Antigüedades Lo de Víctor
In this place you can buy and sell all sorts of antiques such as wardrobes, chests of drawers, doors and old furniture. With a wide selection of high-class antiques, here you can be sure to get exactly what you were looking for.
Address: 12 calle 3-39 zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 9am-6.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +50 2 232 7276
6. Antigüedades Sosa
This place is renowned for its collection of fine antique furniture. Carved in wood, you can find everything from tables and mirrors to sophisticated rocking chairs. The ideal place for customers with a taste for the elegant.
Address: 12 calle 4-06 zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 9am-1pm, 3pm-6.30pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +50 2 251 3435
7. Antigüedades del Desván
This place excels in its huge collection of furniture, paintings, sculptures and artistic ornaments. Most of the objects have a European origin and date back to the 18th, 19th or early 20th centuries. It is a perfect place to look when decorating a home in that style.
Address: 18 calle 22-52 zona 10 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01010
Opening hours: 9am-7.30pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +50 2 333 5191
8. Colección 21
Here you can find an extensive collection of primitive Guatemalan antiques, as well as a wide variety of objects made by artisans and craftsmen. From the richly-colored traditional textiles of this country to ceramic, wooden or jade ornaments. If what you want in your home is to emphasize the old culture and folklore of Guatemala, you will discover that this place truly possesses the spirit of its ancestors.
Address: 15 calle 2-64 zona 10 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01010
Opening hours: 9am-7pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +50 2 363 5025 / 363 5760
9. El Patio
Here you can find an exquisite collection of beautiful antique furniture. You will have a hard time choosing from such a wide variety of rare wooden items such as wardrobes, tables, chests, and lots of other things to decorate your home the old fashioned way.
Address: 14 calle 0-25 zona 10 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01010
Opening hours: 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +50 2 333 4794
10. Joyería Jade Místico
Here you can buy or trade any type of jewelry. You can also choose from a wide variety of jade objects, from earrings to small statues and figurines.
Address: 11 calle 9-55 zona 1 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01001
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +50 2 251 7784
11. Mercado de Artesanías
This is a gigantic market where you can find antiques and all sorts of Mayan handicrafts. They have everything from beautiful textiles to wooden, ceramic, and leather objects. This is the perfect place for you to experience the Mayan culture and find a souvenir for you or your family and friends. They also have an exhibition room where exhibits are changed regularly. Only a few blocks away from La Aurora Zoo and on the way to the airport, this place has what you have been looking for to capture the essence of Guatemala.
Address: Boulevard Juan Pablo II Zona 13 (Camino al Aeropuerto La Aurora) Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala 01013
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; 9am-2pm Sun
Telephone: +50 2 472 0208