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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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Lake Forest Park, Washington, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The best I can say is there is good variety and at least in the summer they bargain to a low price. The quality is at medium and could be better.

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Sebastopol, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My partner, who is not used to markets in the "Third World," wondered why so many of the hundreds of stalls here sold such similar items, creating so much competition among sellers. Answer: because here, like North African souks, is where potential buyers congregate. Came to Greenmarket looking for a fairly carved elephant that would represent the "parent" of the... More

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Miami
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215 reviews 215 reviews
42 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Cape Town and this market is a two minute walk from our hotel. We were ready to barter and knew from the start to offer 50% of what they were asking for items and negotiate from there. Everyone was very friendly and funny and while they can be insistent -... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Unpleasant really Horrible atmosphere The notion persists that FLEA MARKETS are alluring. Not really true. For bargain seekers and for the bored. Parking space very limited. So called car guards are very greedy and can spoil your day by making false claims re saving you from traffic fines etc

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A pretty square in the centre of Cape Town. Whilst the market looks pretty setup for tourists - this isn't a bad thing.... Massive range of items from craft to art. People have mentioned about the prices - but based on what the actual cost is, i'm not too concerned.... Who is really going to barter over $2. The best... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am just a tourist and this was only my second visit to Africa and I knew that this market was filled with low grade tourist tat. Go look at the shops and markets around the Greenmarket such as the Pan African Market but the Greenmarket is only worth a quick look on the odd chance something good might be... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Go to green market square in cake town is an opportunity to find some traditional souvenirs of AFRICA. From carven wooden mask, fabrics, paintings with African motifs to big sculptures, bracelets, necklaces etc. But be careful with prices, if you are smart in your negotiation you can find a really good deal, if not could be an. Expensive place. The... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I enjoyed this market a lot. The things they sell are mostly hand made ornaments where you can display. I personally bought a hand crafted cheetah - it's a tiny one but it's very cute and it reminds me of my African experience when I went to the Safari. They sell a variety of things including hats (which I also... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

in one of the most beautiful squares cape town can offer you also find a souvenir market full of local and african handcrafts. the adjoining streets has plenty of shops, coffee places and restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a great time buying gifts for family and friends we visited twice on our trip. The location is a great place to take photos. The market traders were warm friendly, welcoming and child friendly. It was a great place to visit and to meet with locals. At the last minute we bargained for good prices. We found nice... More

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