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“Not for tourists”
Review of Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal
Ranked #28 of 73 things to do in Granada
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Lafayette, Indiana
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not for tourists”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I speak Spanish very well and my boyfriend is a native speaker so we are farily adventurous when traveling, but this place wasnt reslly for us. As mentioned by others, it is chaotic and smelly. There also most likely isnt anything you want to buy unless youre looking for raw chicken or pirated DVDs. If you go, try to blend in and dont carry any bags. Keep moving.

Visited May 2013
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  • Polish first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Heredia, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Messy/unsafe place”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Depending on what you're looking for, this place might not be for you. It's chaotic and smelly in there, but if you want to have the real idea of how life for the locals is, then you should see it for yourself and let the cultural shock speak. You won't find crafts in it, for that go to Masaya, here you will find cheap everyday stuff. Try to blend in with the locals and not wear many things, watch for pinpockets and you should be fine. The market building is actually really pretty in it's own way.

Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Mercado Central is worth a visit : not only to buy your fresh fruits and vegetables, but to get a taste of the way of living of the Granadinos. Just go into the covered part of the market take a stroll in the numerous small lanes, let your sense of discovery guide you and when you are lost : it's time to practice your Spanish.

Visited April 2013
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84 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A busy labyrinth of many things”
Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

After buying veggies and fruit i had a rainbow of small colorful plastic bags!
Make sure to find the old lady in the back making fresh tortillas!!

Visited April 2013
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Thank kayrez
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