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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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!
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... 更多
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.... 更多
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.
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... 更多
After having seen and been to the Masaya market in Masaya, this market is small and limited in scope. While it has pretty much what you're looking for, take a bus up to Masaya and check out their municipal market and then you'll see that it is the largest market in Nicaragua.
Stopped by the Masaya market, and, while it's a typical crafts market, you are able to get some very good quality products for a very decent price. It's not huge, but it does offer a nice variety of products that will go from the classic "souvenir"-y to very nice leather work.