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Address: Calle Xalteva, Granada, Nicaragua
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Take gifts with you

Great for finding different gifts but take them with you, do not send them as they may not arrive. Be sure to bargain as the price is flexible.

Reviewed 19 January 2017
kebs1024
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great for finding different gifts but take them with you, do not send them as they may not arrive. Be sure to bargain as the price is flexible.

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Thank kebs1024
Brewster, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Total scam here and the owner knows it from the second you walk in the door. I've attached pictures of my paid-for paintings that I've never seen again. To be clear, it's not a problem with the Nica mail service as paintings from other galleries arrived to the US in three weeks, perfectly taken care of like the owners said.... More 

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1 Thank morgan151515
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

On first impressions this is a professional gallery, with nice art work. Silvio the American with a 'rich history of banking in Nicaragua' says all the right things. In reality, I spent $500 on 4 pieces of art. Silvio agreed to ship them for me included in the price to save me carrying them around on my travels. On return... More 

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2 Thank Jon B
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Silvio is a very gracious and knowledgeable merchant. His first price is quite high, but he bargains down easily. If you are naïve, you can overpay. Like I said, he is a merchant, not a shipping company. He will offer advice on shipping, but its really a matter between you and your shipping method of choice. If you are naïve,... More 

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2 Thank Buscando_serendipia
LaGrange, GA
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had a good experience at Gallery Ubago. I read the other reviews so I was skeptical. The gallery is quite large so you will probably find something you will like. We bought several pieces at a very fair price. The owner helped us pack the paintings so we could take them with us. I am baffled that the owner... More 

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4 Thank Frequentdiner63
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We had a very positive experience at Ubago gallery. The owner worked with us to find four pieces that we love, within our budget. We took the paintings home with us, and they were carefully rolled in a protective tube.

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3 Thank Ashley S
Stockton, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We went to this place with Overseas Adventure Travels (I'm not saying that they vouched for him, but they should certainly take any possible action to keep visitors away.) I just found this review today. Had I known in February 2013 when we went to this place, I would not have fallen for the scam. We also paid in cash... More 

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8 Thank rjg0141
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

I bought 4 pieces of pottery at Galeria Ubago in May 2012. The Galeria does have a nice selection of pricier pottery. The owner Silvio Ubago gave me a discount on the pottery. He told me that they would ship the pottery to my address in the United States, and assured me that they would pack the pottery securely with... More 

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4 Thank aventuradejuana
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

What a pleasant relief to find this beauty after having lived in one of the most ugly and dangerous cities of Central America. Granada was like paradise to me and the gallery perfectly fits in. I bought a piece in December 2011 and brought it to the Post-office to let it ship. Both the gallery owners and the post-office employees... More 

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2 Thank MTWoltering
Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Despite repeated requests for the promised tracking numbers, no word from Silvio. Never received items, or tracking numbers. Don't trust this guy! If you can't carry it back home - don't buy it.

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