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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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ViaRoma Hotel Boutique $25
ViaRoma Hotel Boutique

ViaRoma Hotel Boutique

Col. Nicarao, Managua, MN
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

      Hostal La Fe $25
      Hostal La Fe

      Hostal La Fe

      Residencial El Dorado Farmacia Salazar, 2 cuadras al este al 1 1/ 2 Sur, Managua, Managua
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Managua, this hostal is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carlos Roberto Huembes Market, Multicentro Las Americas Shopping Center, and Japones Park. Los Robles Park and Metrocentro 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).

          Hyatt Place Managua $98
          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 $89
            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 a 10-minute walk of Metrocentro and Central American University. Tiscapa Lagoon and Sandino Monument are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Elements Hotel Boutique $114
              Elements Hotel Boutique

              Elements Hotel Boutique

              Los Robles, Contiguo a Plaza Cuba, Managua
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

                Hostal Doña Ida
                Hostal Doña Ida

                Hostal Doña Ida

                Colonial los Robles, monte los olivos, plaza el sol, 3 C al norte, 2 1/2 alEste, Managua
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Managua, this hostel 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).