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“Enormous Craft Selection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Masaya Crafts Market

Masaya Crafts Market
Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Owner description: Nicaragua Market is a small company that offers authentic Nicaraguan goods. We work closely to local artisans and the price you see is a reflection of our fair value after partnering with our artists. When you purchase Nicaragua Market products you are helping to ensure that the trade of local Nicaraguan artistry remains a viable small business.
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“Enormous Craft Selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stopped at this craft market as part of a two-day tour to Nicaragua and it was quite nice. We had an excellent lunch and were then assigned a guide to take us through a myriad of craft shops. The place is huge, very clean and the people are extremely polite. It's much like a lot of the craft markets you see in Mexico, but without the pushy vendors. The selection is huge. No one speaks English other than your guide, so you tell him if there's something you're particularly interested in and he'll take you to a shop that sells it. There seemed to be a big selection of cigars that I haven't seen in other places. This was a nice stop on our way to Granada.

Visited February 2013
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“lots of crafts to choose from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the Mercado Viejo, the old market of handicrafts, housed inside old walls.
There is a lot of selection of crafts here at decent prices. Best I saw in Nicaragua. You can do all your Nicaragua craft shopping here. Vendors not pushy, most nice enough.
I parked my rental car without incident on the long sides of the market. On the short west side touts will want to 'guard' your vehicle.

Visited January 2013
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