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Market Square

Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Ranked #19 of 46 things to do in Kingstown
Type: Flea & street markets, Landmarks & points of interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh foods to sell.
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English first
Kingstown, St. Vincent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Market is very picturesque and has a lot of things to offer, that you might not even know. Always worth a look. The vendours are friendly and always up for a talk. Just be prepared to pay 3 times as much as a local for whatever you buy - be it cinnamon bark, or nutmeg. Still cheaper than at... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 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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1,845 reviews 1,845 reviews
324 attraction reviews
773 helpful votes 773 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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318 reviews 318 reviews
108 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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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351 reviews 351 reviews
197 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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