Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal, Granada: Address, Mercado Municipal Reviews: 3.5/5

Mercado Municipal
3.5

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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,766 contributions
Local experience
Feb 2021
The Mercado Municipal is the life blood of Granada. Located in the heart of the city, this is where the locals do their shopping. There’s plenty of stalls selling anything and everything you could imagine including fresh fruit and vegies, toiletries, clothes, traditional Nicaraguan food and a whole lot more. The market has both indoor and outdoor sections. In the streets shoppers compete with buses, cars and all manner of vehicles for right of way. It’s definitely an experience!
Written September 28, 2021
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Where the locals shop
Mar 2020 • Couples
The local market where the locals shop for all their daily needs. You’ll see just about everything here. Great place to go for local fruit at the best price. Go early for the most excitement
Written March 13, 2020
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cassiesmummy
Chuburna, Mexico316 contributions
Renovated , now inside
Mar 2017
this is a great market for seeing how real life happens in nicaragua. this is not the touristy, plastic version of a market; this is the real life living market. loved it. the sights and smells and sounds overwhelm the senses. everything can be found with enough time and patience and searching .
Written June 17, 2017
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,779 contributions
Authentic Granada
Mar 2017 • Solo
In contrast to many of the touristic highlights in Granada this market is a place where mainly locals go for buying their daily necessities. Fruit and vegetable stalls are rather spread out, but there are sections for women's clothes or meat. The square greenish building looks a bit neglected. The inner courtyard is covered with currogated metal roofs. The market flows over into the nearby streets. It is a busy place. I got a haircut for 40 Cordobas (1.3 USD).
Though not many tourists visit the market, the vendors are aware that most of us are rather ignorant of actual prices and tend to overcharge. Check prices with other locals before you buy.
Mercado Municipal is two blocks south of Parque Central.
Written March 21, 2017
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RGarneau51
Boston, MA20 contributions
Different people will see Granada's central market differently.
Jan 2017 • Couples
Granada's central market is a vital part of the local economy and food chain. It's an authentic place where real people come to sell their produce, fish, meats, etc. everyday. Horse-drawn carts and trucks start arriving from the countryside in the early morning piled high with stuff to sell. A banana costs 3.4 US cents. We lived in Granada for a month and the market was a ready source of fruits and vegetables for our kitchen including melons, pineapples, apples, bananas, onions, garlic, and other stuff. We chose to purchase meats from the more modern super mercados across town, just to be on the safe side. Barter on food items is kind of standard. When you shop here regularly, you start to appreciate the varying personalities and find favorite vendors who you can trust to treat you well and fairly. The people who live and work at the market are interwoven clusters of families and friends trying to make a simple living. The relationships are deep and complex, mirroring the Nicaraguan culture. To this visiting US visitor, the hustle and bustle and crowds were a little overwhelming at first, but after you adjust a little, its just a good place to buy stuff at a reasonable price. Take reasonable precautions when in crowded areas.
Written March 20, 2017
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Aquadama
Chico, California, United States50 contributions
Faded glory
Dec 2016 • Couples
We have been to many central markets in the world, but Granada's is a sad reminder of what once was probably a flourishing mercado. We cruised the market and the building, but did not find any thing to buy. The city needs to invest funds to restore the building and re-vitalize this area to be more fitting with the city.
Written December 28, 2016
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forestbynum
Baton Rouge, LA70 contributions
A market of necessity not for novelty
Jul 2016 • Solo
I been to marketplaces around the world. This one is about average. Prices are very fair and they don't try to haggle very much. Not a lot of items to take home just things to live off for this is the market of the locals. So it is worth a stroll and buy a few things if you are cooking or maybe some fruit (which is actually a bit cheaper but not much than the supermarket) but souvenir shopping is a no. It is also a hub for some of the local buses and there is a supermarket smack in the middle. Go during the day and you will be fine.
Written August 23, 2016
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Lynne S
Winters, CA595 contributions
Locals
Jul 2016 • Friends
Granada is pretty sanitized, so this market mere blocks from the main square was a reminder of the real life of the city. I wouldn't count on buying anything, but you can find everything from watch repair to bike tires to dragon fruit. People are friends and you will find things about which you will have no clue!
Written July 13, 2016
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sfconejo
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
Why lie it is a dump
May 2016 • Solo
The municipality should just restore this market and make it a tourist market like Masaya and move the market to a more suitable location. It is a working market but very inadequate. Some locals might come here but not many who opt for the more hygenic supermarkets at the entrance to the town. Furthermore there are a lot of vendors who go house to house selling vegetables, bread, etc. So there is really no reason to go here. The only thing i have ever bought here were rat traps. It is perfectly safe, no one is going to rob you but i would be very careful where I step, this is the real danger here and don't wear sandles or flip flops, combat boots are what is called for because you are going to sink six inches in who knows what or twist your ankle or cut your pretty little feet. The structure was built in 1892 and would be really cool as a artesanal or typical food market like Masaya or the Huembes Market in Managua.
Written June 5, 2016
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kathleen-v
Turnhout, Belgium51 contributions
Shopping @ 2nd hand shop
May 2016 • Couples
We had a great time at the market, you'll find lunch, food, clothes, house stuff,... and inside the building you can get the feeling you could get lost, but it's not to big.

BUT in the Calle Atravesada/Comercio there are much more shops - inside and outside - for shoes, watches, electronics,... and we found a big 2nd hand shop. In the entrance you'll find some toys, plates, antique, etc. Behind there is a big store with clothes and shoes. It was even 50% off when we were there. The shoes are very cheap!
A lot of things came from the US, I think. Shoes had small to very big sizes, sandals to winterboots.

Directions: Close Out - Movista, Calle Atravesada (or Calle Comercio Ferrer Lug 1/2), between Calle Estrada and Calle La Concepción, Granada.
Written May 10, 2016
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