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Market Square

Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Kingstown
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh foods to sell.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh foods to sell.
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Definitely a local experience. Not too keen on the overly enthusiastic vendors selling 'chichi' - a tiny silver fish - which can get a bit messy, especially when it's raining. Nice, colourful display of produce...what you see in most Caribbean islands.

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London, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our family came to the market after the Nine Mornings Christmas festivities, and the place was bustling and full of energy. Our kids was enthralled - they loved The Egg Man and the great barrows used to move bulk buy goods for customers. There was a wide of range of fascinating goods on display - so different from our generic... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1,797 reviews 1,797 reviews
322 attraction reviews
751 helpful votes 751 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Many of the markets in the Caribbean seem to be about the same, however if you have never visited a real market then Kingston might be a good choice. There are stalls along the sidewalks all throughout downtown plus a large fish market. While you probably will not buy anything from these markets it is interesting to see all that... More 

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Trinidad
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310 reviews 310 reviews
104 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We drove through downtown Kingstown on our way to explore the Western side of the island. It was Saturday morning and the street market was in full swing with the streets filled with vendors and locals doing their weekend market and shopping. So festive and busy with pedestrians walking in the road. Our taxi driver stopped on Bay Street so... More 

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St. Vincent
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have to be honest. I am a native and I don't like this place. I avoid it at all costs. There's a level of shouting chaos that does not go well with me. (then again, it's a market so expect nothing else) It's not a matter of "visiting", once you're in the capital city you're likely to come upon... More 

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St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went there every few days for my fresh fruit and veggies. When they know u u can bargain. One lady told me how to make calaloo (hope that's spelling is right) it was superb wish she could have tasted it.they got everything there

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Not the place to travel by yourself. Many locals just standing around or trying to sell you spices/trinkets you don't really need. Grenada is a beautiful island but the economy has stalled leaving idle hands.

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Tralee, Ireland
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339 reviews 339 reviews
189 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a typical Caribbean market selling the usual fruit and veg and spices Kingston itself is a nice enough little town although the better places are out the windward highway Great shopping here for jewellery

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Guelph, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

These are traditional market days in St Vincent. The meat market is Thurs, but I haven't got there yet. Goat and blackbelly sheep are absolutely delicious, but there are a lot of cattle and chickens as well. I have found the grocery supermarkets tend to carry imported food, and the local markets are all locally grown food. Why they don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I find the market a very intersting place due the vast array of wonderful fruits and vegetables for sale. It has more of a buzz on a Friday and Saturday.

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