Long has been written about the market of Chichicastenango, for many the best in Guatemala. At least it is the most colorful and busy throughout the Guatemalan highlands. It is held around the main square on Thursdays and Sundays (the principal), when the fourteen guilds conduct their religious processions by the craft stalls and tourists. The syncretism is absolute. It is best to sit in a corner of the stairs of the church of St. Thomas and see life (many) to pass.