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Masaya Crafts Market

Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“wooden bowls” (5 reviews)
Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many vendors that you have so much to choose from. It is almost overwhelming. I was lucky to have my husband to keep me reigned in (haha). I was impressed with all the wood bowls and items and ended up bringing a...More

Thank DianeRenee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is a good place to stop after visiting the Masaya Volcano. There is a huge selection of jewelry, leather goods, colorful fabrics, even hammocks. If you want a one stop shop to buy your souvenirs, then this is the place. There is something...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won't go back here and I've been to Nica 12 or more times. This is a huge racket of scammers and pressure artists and con artists. I was forced to pay more to the "guides" and the places they forced us to go rather...More

Thank Jeanette21
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 29 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 25 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 26 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
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Is mercado Ernesto Fernandez in San Juan del Sur or Grananda Nicaragua?
8 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.