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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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Lovely goods

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Johanna S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 21 January 2017

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 19 January 2017 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ideas with a tico and a nica so I think I got better prices Menes leather belt $11 Men's leather wallet $11 Women's woven hobo bag $20 We were there on Thursday early afternoon so it wasn't crowded at all.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to buy ceramics, go to one of the artisan villages or one of the community artisan places as there you see pots being made & they explain the whole process. You also have a lot more choice in terms of style, size and cost. As for the hammocks, whilst they are very pretty, you can buy them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

this market had a lot of local goods, foods and crafts, and wasnt obnoxious in its sales. Shopkeepers were courteous but didnt follow you around or nag you to buy something.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

People typically come here to buy gifts for loved ones and run into the Cigars thinking they are authentic brands. I'm sorry to say they are not. DO NO BUY Cohiba, Joya de Estelí and other brands here, they are fake. The only Store that has true Cigars is "CREATIVIDAD ingenio manos Nicaragüenses" they sell real Joya de Nicaragua and... More 

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