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Address: Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua

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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Great to do a bit of bartering!

When you arrive here on a coach tour you get a lot of the young students eager to help you out to barter for the best price, After a little ignoring they did get the message and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best part of this market - and that's excluding the wonderful crafts and paintings and tourist must buys- was the fresh fruit smoothies made to order in front of you! And you can drink it without getting sick which happens in some other countries. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Masaya is known as the City of Flowers. Since it was a private tour, we went in the late afternoon and explored their plaza and the Mercado where they had the finest handicraft market according to our guide. We saw many arts and crafts that satiates your imagination and we passed by nurseries with many artistic and imaginative art for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive here on a coach tour you get a lot of the young students eager to help you out to barter for the best price, After a little ignoring they did get the message and left us alone. The market was a great little place to find some bargains, and although quite a few stalls all sold similar... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In reading about the Masaya Market, I was excited to go and see artisans peddling their wares. I had envisioned small homemade booths, each showcasing the unique talents of the people staffing them. Not exactly. While the products being sold were well-made and locally-sourced (or so it seemed), this was more of a distribution area where it seemed like the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some really lovely goods here, beautiful wooden bowls and leather stuff. Bargain with the traders it's worth it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a few Nicaragua gifts. The markets shops are very similar but prices differ between the stalls quite a bit if you can be bothered shopping around for something that takes your fancy. There is also not a lot of bartering that can be done, prices seem quite fixed. Managed to pick up a few lovely gifts. Good... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 30 minutes to shop after lunch during our one day trip to Nicaragau from Costa Rica. That was plenty of time. One shop ran into another with much of the same items. I was disappointed. Around the area are sellers that badger and follow you. This was not a highlight of the trip.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can skip the market as far as I am concernced, you only get to see touristic stuff you also find in Granada.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is repetitive objects in most of the little shops and where I browsed in other areas of Nicaragua. There are a few hidden gems, though, if you have the patience to look more closely and spend time talking to the proprietors. I found a small and lovely piece of craft-art that was easily wrapped in T-shirts for the trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The building is really amazing, like a castle. The shops are all well-maintained and pretty. Low-stress place, unlike some of the other crafts markets I have visited.

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