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Address: Calle Atravesada, Granada, Nicaragua

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Authentic Granada

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... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 looks a bit neglected. The inner courtyard is covered with currogated metal roofs. The market... More 

Thank Robert937
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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 with stuff to sell. A banana costs 3.4 US cents. We lived in Granada for... More 

Thank RGarneau51
Chico, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 to restore the building and re-vitalize this area to be more fitting with the city.

Thank Aquadama
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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. So it is worth a stroll and buy a few things if you are cooking... More 

Thank forestbynum
Winters, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 friends and you will find things about which you will have no clue!

Thank Lynne S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 hygenic supermarkets at the entrance to the town. Furthermore there are a lot of vendors... More 

Thank sfconejo
Turnhout, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 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 and outside - for shoes, watches, electronics,... and we found a big 2nd hand shop.... More 

Thank kathleen-verhoeven
Gimli, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 a simple stroll.

Thank Wapikianimoosh
Loomis, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

There is a "Safeway" style market on the other side of town. This is the opposite, a series of warren like alleys and covered stalls where you can buy everything from raw fish to pots and pans--this is where the locals shop. Noisy, dirty, claustrophobic at places and completely random--a great place to wander and look about and eventually you... More 

Thank Michael H
Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

This market and the adjacent streets are busy, crowded and noisy. It does not cater to tourists but rather to locals doing their everyday shopping. As a tourist it was interesting to see, hear and smell what’s going on and take photos of life in Granada. So come for the experience and not necessarily the shopping.

Thank lightningboy

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