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Market Square

North side of Main St. | at Strand Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What can I say! I LOVE this place!! The shopping has never disappointed me. I love the fact that I can purchase something and not see it anywhere, preserve it and still receive compliments!! The key is Negotiate, Negotiate and Negotiate!!! Do not be afraid to walk away because the price will be in your favor. This is from a... More

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cleveland, tn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Normal tourist nick knack and trinkets. Low quality T-shirts. Do not pay asking price, barter for lower prices.

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Mission Viejo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Definitely cleaned up for tourists and has a pirate vibe to it. The shopping is either overpriced stores or a straw market, your choice.

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Manorville, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Don't accept their first or even second price. Nothing great, but good place to pick up in expensive things from Island. Don't go the days that cruise ships are in.

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you want a fun day of shopping, this is the place to go. The open air market is a great place to practice your bargaining skills over some island products. Walk into town for so many jewelry stores, liquor stores and souvenir stores. Good places to eat and drink as well. Glady's is a really good place to eat... More

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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Be sure to stop by Dynasty Dazzlers for your tobacco, liquor and jewelry at discount prices! White Hennessey 2 for $75.00.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

even after some damage done to the structure it was nice to see it still standing, again the Market Square is full of history & again it was defiled by homelessness....went to take a picture & 1 of the natives sat up & stuck up his middle finger.......tis was a place back in history where the slaves were sold &... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Usual market stuff and good to practice your bargaining skills. Just try not to get carried away. Great place to get gifts to take home.

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Athol, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's local vendors selling some local made items and some mass-produced items. You can get a lot of tourist stuff and can barter for the price. Worth a walk though. Not worth going out of the way for it.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was hoping for a place to buy some souvenirs and maybe get a taste of the island. I definitely could've gotten some cheap (and crappy) souvenirs here, but didn't. Felt like I was being hustled and this was more of a place set up to get tourists money rather than an actual marketplace the locals would visit.

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