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Greenmarket Square

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing place with many souvenirs to buy for friends, family or even to treat yourself. I enjoyed exploring the different stalls and talking to the sellers. My friend couldn't keep me away! I felt safe walking round the market, just keep your eyes open and be careful venturing out in the evening.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very dangerous place if you are with family. do not go outside in the evening even you have a car. I had to pay money to the people in the street to make them away from my family. They are always asking money , and if you do not pay, you got trouble!

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Espoo, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Greenmarket is nice place to spend some time, talk to sellers and found out that in many 'shops' you can find items especially from East Africa and in those you can use Swahili easily and find out price level which is ome third or fourth from original one. Do not pay too much! There is not nothing new what you... More

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Pretoria
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The same as any other tourist market, full of African curios with about 20 stalls selling the same items. No originality. Nice atmosphere though.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having lived in Africa, this market was quite disappointing. They have stuff from all over Africa but nothing is worth the price. Be aware that most of the items are manufactured in China and your money won't go far. If you really need to buy there than haggle - it's worth the fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A great range of African (and a few Chinese) gifts available at a range of prices. You must barter for the price you want but remember a few bucks to you might be a lot to the seller! Some very nice things and some rubbish, but the choice is yours. Talk to the stall holders ask where they are from,... More

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Norddeutschland
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366 attraction reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you want to see long street, bo kap and the area you will more or less automatically stumble upon this market. There are dozens of stalls selling all kind of art and souvenirs from pictures over different kinds of clothing to these famous animals made oof strings and plastic beads. You do get a nice overview over what can... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A great spot to pick up your souvenirs. There are a large number of stalls and you need to get in to the little alley ways between them to see everything. Don't expect the stalls to be in the same spot two days running. Haggling is the norm, although you can pay the price asked and miss out on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Greenmarket Square in the centre of Cape Town is a fun market to find a wide range of products from all over Africa. You'll find everything from t-shirts to jewellery, belts, bowls and dishes, records (yes vinyl) and plenty of other souvenirs. Stall holders are friendly and entertaining and open to bartering. I wouldn't recommend eating at any of the... More

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good place to purchase some souvenirs and gifts. Nice selection of African art, masks, ostrich eggs, t-shirts, etc.

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