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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...more
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Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This is the place where artist show the work and there is always something one could find. Paintings are above average for a tourist destination. Ceramics is reasonable quality with interesting design. If you desire snake wallet this is the place to get it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank racuch
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We went there while on a day trip with our guide. While many of the shops were not opened over 50% were in they had a good selection of souvenirs, cigars trinkets etc. tourism is down somewhat because of the recent demonstrations however if you’ll...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The crafts market in Masaya is a nice place to get your Nicaraguan souvenirs. A friendly setting and lots of small stands with souvenirs that are not very different but that do offer enough variety to find something for everybody back home

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Arán S
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We did this as part of the one Day Nicaragua tour. Most of the shop owners are nice, however if you do not know the current exchange rate, some may try to take advantage of you so like anywhere else, use caution.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TiffanyHC
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I suppose I am spoiled by indigenous markets such as the fabulous ones at Chichicastenango, Guatemala and in Mexico City. This one is quite small, and the same merchandise seems to repeat every three booths or so. It is amazing that I didn't find anything...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Looking at the guide books and reviews, we decided we better go to the Masaya Market. It seemed to be highly recommended. It ended up being okay. They had much the same as anywhere else, which would be fine if it was a bargain, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

If you have never been to a handicrafts market, or if you have serious love of shopping for this type of stuff, then by all means go. However, if you've been to markets, I'd say this is not the best one I've seen. I managed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Enormous market that probably has everything you could ever want if only you knew where to find it. We spent hours there, ducking in and out, to the frustration of our mid-20s daughter (no option to categorize us as family other than young children or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Trav512015
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here when passing through with a mission trip team. It was super unique to see all the different things this market had to offer. Truly amazing.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank shelbyw1819
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This a must, Masaya it’s not that far from Managua and the prices in this market are better that the Craft market in Managua, in both of them you need to bargain. Show no obvious interest in something that you know you are going to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Trav512015
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Annabelle_8314 | Reviewed this property |
The market I was in was so called " Cultural Center Old Craft Market Masaya "
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sheilahsi
January 8, 2017|
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Response from chanycalderon | Reviewed this property |
Its in Masaya. We took a little detour to visit it, on our way to Granada.
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Ayeletbz
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White villages (7 Replies)
I'm very interested in visiting some of the White villages (Catarina, Masatepe, Nandasmo, Nindirí, and San Juan de Oriente). I heard they are charming, and less crowded than the Masaya Crafts market. Would it be easier to go there from Granada, or rather from Laguna de Apoyo? We will be staying in both places, so trying to figure out the best way to reach the villages, and also travel between them. Thank you
October 30, 2017|
Response fromogrunewa|
You will need to hire a private driver to easily travel from one of the Pueblos Blancos to another. With private transport you can use either Granada or Laguna de Apoyo as your base. The trip can be done with public transportation but you would spend a lot of time waiting for the next microbus to get you to your destination. Depending how much you like to shop you can tour the villages in a half day to a day. I have been to the villages as well as the Masaya markets. I enjoyed the villages...More