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San Juan de Oriente Pottery Collective

Our visit here was one of the highlights of our visit to Granada - we enjoyed a fascinating... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2016
Jon S
London, United Kingdom
Local pottery purchased directly from the artists

A great side trip from Granada or Managua - San Juan de Oriente. Artisans, who have been creating... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2015
Joan N
Columbus, OH
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Jan 16, 2016
“San Juan de Oriente Pottery Collective”
Aug 11, 2015
“Local pottery purchased directly from the artists”
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Reviewed January 16, 2016

Our visit here was one of the highlights of our visit to Granada - we enjoyed a fascinating exposition of pottery techniques, met the people who live and work here, and were able to purchase some beautiful examples of their work to take home. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

A great side trip from Granada or Managua - San Juan de Oriente. Artisans, who have been creating pottery here for hundreds of years, offer many choices of local souvenirs. We strayed away from the main road and found several shoppes, with a great variety....More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Joan N
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We wanted a private tour guide and private transport between Managua and Granada. We found the perfect English speaking guide, he is not associated with the several tour companies, therefore your tour is customized. His name is Jorge Selva Gutierrez. He approached us while we...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, Granada, Nicaragua still has old world charm. I traveled to this colonial city, which sits on the edge of Lake Nicaragua, and is about an hour south of the capital city of Managua, for several hours. The...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank JosephFahey
Reviewed March 14, 2013

One of the best reasons to visit Granada is that you can take a side trip to San Juan De Oriente, about 5 or 10 miles away. San Juan de Oriente is the pottery making center of Nicaragua. A new gallery has been established there,...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I must say the city of Granada has some beautiful old buildings and that`s about it,it will take many years for this area to catch up in the infrastructure and i do realize this but but walking along the promenade towards the lake open sewer...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

the views of Granada from mombacho volcano are awsome, you need to come to nicaragua come soon, that is near to Granada just 10 minutes by car then you need take a four weel car and you can contact me like a guide for this...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Jose Ramon E
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Great city Granada! Easy to be there, lots to see & do. Make sure to find #19 carriage on the parque downtown. Manuel the driver speaks very good English and is the best guide. Manuel knows is city, country and loves it! Shares all information....More

Date of experience: January 2012
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed in Boaca about two hours from Managua from which we went out to the rural communities and preached the gospel. We ate our meals in Boaca and had various kinds of cuisine. The food was inexpensive and delicious. Hearty means for a fraction...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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