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Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes

Devote a few hours to exploring this vast marketplace, filled with thousands of stalls selling food, furniture and traditional arts and crafts.

Haggle for traditional Nicaraguan crafts and furniture, eat tasty local specialties or simply soak up the lively atmosphere of the Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes. 

Known locally as simply El Huembes, this vast marketplace is one of the largest in Nicaragua. The name comes from Carlos Roberto Huembes, a famous revolutionary figure in the 1970s. According to some estimates, the market can host as many as 10,000 small businesses and shops, although the number varies each day. Here you can buy everything from clothing and electronics to DVDs and jewelry.

Browse the craft shops for a traditional Nicaraguan hammock. They are made from thick cotton and are one of Nicaragua’s most famous products. Other popular goods that make interesting souvenirs include handmade rocking chairs, embroidered clothing and baskets made from pine needles. If you want to buy smaller items, search for stalls selling hand-crafted wooden toys or ceramics. 

Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes also attracts many talented artists. See paintings, clay sculptures, wood carvings and artwork made from shells.

When it is time for something to eat, head to the superb array of food stores. Buy hot, local food such as vigoron, a spicy pork dish with yucca and cabbage salad. To drink, try semilla de jicaro, made from rice, spices and jicaro seeds. You can also buy fresh fruit and vegetables for extremely reasonable prices.

Although prices are usually cheaper than you will find in high street shops, don’t be afraid to haggle to get the best deal. It is expected. Also, when you see something you like, shop around for a better price, because the cost of similar items varies widely between stalls. 

Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes is located close to many of Managua’s main hotels and is a short taxi ride from the center of town. The market is also by the Terminal de Autobuses Mercado Roberto Huembes from where many buses depart on routes serving the south of the country.


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Holiday Inn Express Managua $63
Holiday Inn Express Managua

Holiday Inn Express Managua

Blvd. Jean Paul Genie de la Rotonda 800, Mts al Oeste Carretera a Masaya, Managua
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Managua, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Galerias Santo Domingo Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and Los Robles Park. Carlos Roberto Huembes Market and Metrocentro are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Hyatt Place Managua $114
    Hyatt Place Managua

    Hyatt Place Managua

    Carretera Masaya Km. 8.2, Next to Galeria Santo Domingo, Managua
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Managua, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Galerias Santo Domingo Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Robles Park and National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. Carlos Roberto Huembes Market and Metrocentro are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Real InterContinental Managua at Metrocentro Mall $113
      Real InterContinental Managua at Metrocentro Mall

      Real InterContinental Managua at Metrocentro Mall

      Frente a Centro Comercial, Metrocentro Mall, Managua, Managua
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Metrocentro, Tiscapa Lagoon, and Sandino Monument. National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and Carlos Roberto Huembes Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Hotel Real Altamira
        Hotel Real Altamira

        Hotel Real Altamira

        Avenida principal de Altamira Del Este, de CONICO 100mts al este, Managua
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Managua, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Japones Park, Los Robles Park, and Carlos Roberto Huembes Market. Metrocentro and Managua Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Apartamentos Managua
          Apartamentos Managua

          Apartamentos Managua

          Calle Principal Altamira, Managua, MN
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Managua, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Japones Park and Los Robles Park. Carlos Roberto Huembes Market and Metrocentro are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Hotel Casa de Angeles $25
            Hotel Casa de Angeles

            Hotel Casa de Angeles

            Rpto Los Robles. De Supremo Electoral, 1 block east, 1/2 block south #80, Managua
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Managua, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Los Robles Park and Japones Park. Metrocentro and Central American University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Hotel Estrella $65
              Hotel Estrella

              Hotel Estrella

              Semafaros de Rubenia 200 mts norte, Managua
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Managua, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Multicentro Las Americas Shopping Center and Carlos Roberto Huembes Market. Lake Managua and Japones Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Casa Imperial Managua $75
                Casa Imperial Managua

                Casa Imperial Managua

                Semáforos de Club Terraza, 2 Km al Sur, Villa Fontana, Managua
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Managua, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Carlos Roberto Huembes Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Multicentro Las Americas Shopping Center and Japones Park. Los Robles Park and Galerias Santo Domingo Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).