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Market Square

Address: North side of Main St. | at Strand Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Flea & street markets, Historic sites, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Historic sites, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop and sample the fresh produce, especially the local specialty - genips.

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Wichita, KS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was just in St. Thomas and did a little shopping at the vendors located in the market square. This year they didn't seem to want to bargain and some were down right rude if you offered them less for their wears than they originally stated. Vendors on other islands, like St. Maartan, Arubu, St. Kitts etc.. were much friendlier.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our family of four adults went to Market Square for shopping. There was a variety of vendors to choose from, and I was able to purchase some nice souvenirs to take back home; I did not mind the bargaining/haggling, in order to obtain a better price for the items. The vendors were friendly and willing to engage in conversation about... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
67 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is more like a flee market. They will pester you to death. Go to Haven Site and at least shop in peace. It's safe just too much in your face and love to haggle.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great place to purchase St Thomas souvenirs -- hats, t-shirts, and such. And if you like to haggle over prices, this is THE place to go :)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Market square is a very busy place during the day. People really do still sell here. It has been recently redone. This was a major slave trade post. To look at it and inject your imagination of a slave trade in progress gives a very interesting picture.

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Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A flea market for tourists. A good place to take a local cold beer or soft drink and get some souvenir. The average value of portfolios and purses is $ 30- $ 40; but remember that they are imitation; therefore deteriorate faster than the original. But they are ok because the average use is one year, so I think worth... More 

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OLYMPIA
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103 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love places where local vendors display the unique items that they have made or have acquired from local artists. It really shows the creativity and ingenuity of people. Unfortunately, of the thirty or forty vendors that are displaying their wares in this market, there are but a handful of vendors that are selling such items. Most are selling an... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This must be a tough job, dealing with waves of impatient tourists blowing through on brief cruise-ship stops while standing outside in the hot, hot sun, So I get why many of the vendors are surly or just impatient to make the quick sale. But I found that many of the items were cheap and shoddy and the vendors themselves... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a local market where you can find tshirts, wood carvings, larimar stones plus knock off purses and watches. If you want a Louis V, Michaeks Kors, etc. you will find it here. Keep in mind they are counterfeit but the locals will try and charge you at least a $100 or so. Be prepared to bargain and walk... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Neat stuff and the locals here were fun. Be prepared to make offers, it is worth it. Also, it is the Vendor's Market with blue tents by Emancipation Park. Talk with the locals...they have stories.

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