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Address: Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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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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Lots of easy to get stuff

Nice things, and the vest that Nicaragua offers. However, you can get better prices at the market near the bus station, and it's highly recommended to buy the hammocks from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean and organized crafts market. You can find loads of "artesanal" souvenirs here, and also nice surprises like a smoothie stand with fresh local fruit and you can add the famous Flor de Caña rum if you wish.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a charming crafts market in downtown Masaya. There are over a 100 shops here all with handmade crafts. We bought several hammocks, some paintings, cigars, and some pottery. You could easily spend an afternoon here shopping. Masaya Volcano National Park is only a short drive away, and you could do the night tour. Managua, Laguna Appoyo, Granada are... More 

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Las Salinas, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go back to the market I'm always coming across new stuff and more competitive prices. I really enjoy the place. It's perfect one stop shop for souvenirs, a taste of the culture as well as the variety of food venues.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect but this market was huge. Once you find parking, it is an all day event. There is something for everyone. We had a good idea already of what we wanted before we got started, it boiled down to finding the best deal. There is some haggling but I didn't do much since I know... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice things, and the vest that Nicaragua offers. However, you can get better prices at the market near the bus station, and it's highly recommended to buy the hammocks from the weavers a few blocks down the road.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit as is San Juan de Oriente for pottery. You have to look hard to find distinct folk art that is not generic Central American but there are gems everywhere. The pottery ranges from kitsch to fantastic!

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Thank maimutzacelmare
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This market felt safe and was easy to navigate. Some vendors sold in american dollars or cordobas. Just be careful since they might try to refuse change in your desired currency as a way to sell more to you. Be assertive about what you do and do not want. I didn't see anything too unique in this market from other... More 

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Thank Krista L
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been to this market many times and it is always a fun experience. Located inside an old stone fortress the market is a maze of vendors that will sell you anything from hammocks to t-shirts, or a picture of a person sitting one toilet. No really. Apparently it is a thing in Nicaragua. I don't understand it but... More 

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Thank Valerie H
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It was a big tourist trap. I did not see anything that an actual artist made. It looked like a bunch of stuff from a factory. I can't believe that the tour made this so important. Besides the hammocks, why would I want to purchase anything here. It was not a pleasant experience.

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Thank forestbynum
Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This market is full of crafts for tourists. Good place to buy gifts. A lot of the items are imported from Guatemala . The atmosphere is nice and there is no pressure to buy. It's a large market and then there is a smaller one close by

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