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More crowded and disorganized than markets I've visited in other places in Latin America, and there... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
dcb1810
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Portland, Oregon
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Renovated , now inside

this is a great market for seeing how real life happens in nicaragua. this is not the touristy... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
cassiesmummy
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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17 Jun 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

More crowded and disorganized than markets I've visited in other places in Latin America, and there are no local handicrafts, but worth a visit. Part of the market is inside an old, crumbling building and part of the market lines the streets. We felt safe...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

this is a great market for seeing how real life happens in nicaragua. this is not the touristy, plastic version of a market; this is the real life living market. loved it. the sights and smells and sounds overwhelm the senses. everything can be found...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cassiesmummy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

In contrast to many of the touristic highlights in Granada this market is a place where mainly locals go for buying their daily necessities. Fruit and vegetable stalls are rather spread out, but there are sections for women's clothes or meat. The square greenish building...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Granada's central market is a vital part of the local economy and food chain. It's an authentic place where real people come to sell their produce, fish, meats, etc. everyday. Horse-drawn carts and trucks start arriving from the countryside in the early morning piled high...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RGarneau51
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have been to many central markets in the world, but Granada's is a sad reminder of what once was probably a flourishing mercado. We cruised the market and the building, but did not find any thing to buy. The city needs to invest funds...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Aquadama
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I been to marketplaces around the world. This one is about average. Prices are very fair and they don't try to haggle very much. Not a lot of items to take home just things to live off for this is the market of the locals....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank forestbynum
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Granada is pretty sanitized, so this market mere blocks from the main square was a reminder of the real life of the city. I wouldn't count on buying anything, but you can find everything from watch repair to bike tires to dragon fruit. People are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The municipality should just restore this market and make it a tourist market like Masaya and move the market to a more suitable location. It is a working market but very inadequate. Some locals might come here but not many who opt for the more...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank sfconejo
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We had a great time at the market, you'll find lunch, food, clothes, house stuff,... and inside the building you can get the feeling you could get lost, but it's not to big. BUT in the Calle Atravesada/Comercio there are much more shops - inside...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank kathleen-verhoeven
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Down the road from the Mercado Artenesis, the Mercado municipal is more a market for local Masayans. Prices are good, but the selection isn't the best. High on meats and produce, not so much in touristy materials. Stifling heat and humidity makes for anything but...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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