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Masaya Crafts Market

Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very colourful crafts market filled with loads of different bits and bobs. The items are mostly aimed at tourists and include a lot of clothing, hammocks, machetes and art. A lot of these things would make good souvenirs or potentially as gifts...More

Thank leo b
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Well, if you want to see some local artisans, come to the Masaya Market. There are two markets - the main larger market and then a smaller one that locals go to but both are great. You need time here - it takes a long...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I went there thinking of a true artisan market. however, this is just a commercialized place where they sell factory made goods, probably made in China! Not worth the trip.

Thank Sonya B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Colorful busy market, shoes, bags, hammocks, shirts. The architecture here is interesting and colorful.

Thank Tra G
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I found some really pretty things to bring back home but actually the selection was not so various as I would like it to be. Anyway, curious place to visit and they certainly have some nice things for home or accessories.

1  Thank Ekaterina P
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Masaya Crafts Market is on the coast of Nicaragua Lake so the scenery is wonderful. The market has everything you can imagine at many venues but it is almost too much to take in. The people are great and for sure you can get...More

Thank ramseyl777
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I have been visiting Nicaraugua for a month and driving ourselves all over the country. We stopped at this market for a walk around and luck would have it that we ran into a local who spoke excellent English. My wife and...More

4  Thank weloveadventure09
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Tons of vendors but you see the same products over and over. Some of the coffee can be purchased for much cheaper at the supermarkets

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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Is mercado Ernesto Fernandez in San Juan del Sur or Grananda Nicaragua?
9 January 2017|
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Response from ClaudiaCS09 | Reviewed this property |
Its in Masaya. We took a little detour to visit it, on our way to Granada.
Lois S
What kind of wood is used in the wooden fruit bowls that are made from different colored wood, some with holes?
22 March 2016|
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