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Address: Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Nicaragua Market is a small company that offers authentic Nicaraguan goods....

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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Lots a cool touristy trinkets

I love the artisan market in Masaya. They sell pottery, jewelry, little magnets, cigars, clothing... basically this is a great souvenirs opp! I also love getting the fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
amy s
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Crestview, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little market is a great one-stop shop for all Nicaraguan souvenirs. I purchased a wooden cutting board from one shop and they engraved my family name on it for free! Everyone was so friendly and willing to make a great deal!

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Thank agdusa
Amarillo
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This market is full of all kinds of wares. We saw leather we saw wood we saw paintings plenty of food and many other things as well. Lots of handmade treasures you can find here dirt cheap. From shoes to purses to chairs; things were amazing and things were very inexpensive. We felt completely safe and enjoyed walking around... More 

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Thank debbieAmarillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I got a lot of great gifts for an excellent price. There are tons of beautiful things and buyers have a lot to choose from. Everyone is very friendly. I bought two bags, a t-shirt, some magnets and a doll as gifts for my family and always got a good price. No regrets!

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Thank Nirmala R
California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This market is pumped as a center of artisanal crafts. No. There was a lot of trinkets and tourist junk, mostly the same thing in every store. Most of the stuff here could be had in just about any other similar booth in Nicaragua. Not sure why my tour company thought that of all the places we visited this should... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I love the artisan market in Masaya. They sell pottery, jewelry, little magnets, cigars, clothing... basically this is a great souvenirs opp! I also love getting the fruit smoothies. There are a couple booths inside the market that make the freshest smoothies, it's a must have.

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Thank amy s
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour through Nicaragua and our tour guide took us here for about 45 minutes. The wood, stones, and ceramics were very nice and great prices. Everyone negotiated with us and the more you buy the better the price. I liked some of the paintings but they were too large to try to bring home. I wish I... More 

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Thank halleybopp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Very neat market. Lots to see here. Lots of repetition between stores but each one has its own unique items. There is an ATM here if you need it since most the craft storefronts only take cash. I'd recommend visiting towards the end of a trip to stock up on souvenirs and gifts.

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Thank Nicholas M
Ponder, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I know, this is a tourist trap. A beautiful exterior and a bustling interior are what trips to far off lands usually become. This fortress is filled with the t shirts you want to take home. The selection is vast. Prices can vary. I was quoted seven dollars but when i looked at the bill i was charged 11 dollars... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

If you walk around this place you'll see that everything looks the same. But if you look closely you might see a unique piece that you have to get. We saw it with a painting. Most are all the same but only 1 place had the 1 we got. Or we only noticed it in 1 stall, which could be... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We wandered around this tourist market for about fifteen minutes, and felt that was enough. I much prefer varied markets where locals are both buying and selling. It was very quiet the day we were there, and I found nothing that particularly stirred my interest.

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