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We love visiting the Chichicastenango textile market in the department of Quiche, Guatemala. Known for being the largest open-air market in Central America, we frequent here to visit our artisan partners and hunt for new styles. Just about 1.5 hours from Panajachel, making the trip to Chichi is easy to do as a day trip. 
Chichi was a significant Kaqchikel trading town long before the arrival of the Spanish. Its long history adds to the colors, flavors and vibes you find around every corner. The Santo Tomas church was built in 1540 and now holds ceremonies that combine traditional Maya with Christian elements.
See and feel some of the market vibes through our photo-journal:
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