Masaya Crafts Market, Masaya

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Get your souvenir shopping fix as you meander through Masaya Crafts Market, a colorful tourist spot with an array of handicrafts. Set around the 19th-century Spanish stone fortress of the “mercado viejo,” the renovated market showcases a wide selection of Nicaraguan crafts, from hammocks to leather crafts, woven accessories, and handmade jewelry. Weave your way through the bustling stalls, many of which sell similar items. Haggle the perfect price for the gift that has caught your eye. Put Masaya Crafts Market into our Masaya travel route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The market is very florclorico and has an acceptable amount of sales. People are not very entertaining and products are having with the quality
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  • Spent 1 hr visiting this market on a day trip while staying at Mombacho Lodge outside Granada. Very typical touristy items. Fun to see, but doesn’t require much time. We had a great lunch at a local p...  more »
  • It is a good craft market, with good variety and great care of their merchants. Here also you can eat well in its restaurants.
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  • Fun market to practice haggling at. If you don't have, you're wasting your money! Splayed cash is a big tool. Know how much you want to pay before hand and have it ready. The clay animals can be purchased cheaply by listing the price of competitors. Don't buy a hammock, you can get one in the streets for less than $5, if you pay more...just don't. WARNING: Some boys sell little origami animals made from leaves. They tell you it's free, and then say "$1!" if you take it. Kind of a messed up guilt trip. Still a cute market! Beware of possible pick-poketers. Never let anyone see how much money you have in total.
  • Artisanal craft market selling a myriad of items. Designed to sell to tourists. Offers food stalls as well as crafts such as wood carvings, hand made hammocks and blankets, tourist style t-shirts and bags, shoes, as well as signature Nicaraguan cigars and rum.
  • Interesting variety of items, just be careful not to pay the tourist price. Negotiate!
  • There are alot of great things here!
  • Expensive but nice. Lots of options

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