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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts...
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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See old Cape Town

In the centre of town, the old cobbled street and architecture gives a good insight to Old Cape Town. The flea market is always worth a look, and besides the african curios you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

In the centre of town, the old cobbled street and architecture gives a good insight to Old Cape Town. The flea market is always worth a look, and besides the african curios you may also find a good vinyl record inbetween.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Given that it's "winter" in S. Africa we weren't expecting huge throngs of people at Greenmarket Square. In fact we seemed to be the only tourists visiting the market when we passed through on two occasions. The vendors were extremely aggressive and we could not even pass by and pause for a moment to look before they were up in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I had wanted to purchase some souvenirs for family members back home on our last day in Africa,but we ended up leaving this market with nothing because we were too overwhelmed by it all. We have traveled quite a bit, and visited many markets where haggling was involved, but we found it to be just a bit... More 

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Green market Square is a good place to purchase African curios. There are approximately 40 stalls selling hats, carvings, blankets, etc. I have never encountered any problems there. Perhaps because I know what I want, buy it and leave quickly. I don't haggle much figuring they need the money more than I. Everyone seems friendly and willing to negotiate price.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a tourist trap, especially all the junkies down here are not that nice.. When ur at the restaurant, they even come to your table

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are interested in purchasing African curios, then this is the place for you as they are less pricey than the shops

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lot of Commercial African art, if that is what you are after. Can browse for hours and you will find something unique reflecting tribal Africa. Lots of pieces available from different African countries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

By market, it truly stands up to the meaning. Loads of goods at reasonable prices mean we can enjoy great product and socializing with artisans whilst making purchases of amazing art or goods. Beware of hecklers, and pick-pocketers though!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is pretty well the absolute centre of downtown Cape Town. It is a fantastic craft market for African curios, with stalls owned and managed by people from all over Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Congo, and Malawi. There are restaurants, money changer, hotels, and shops all around, and a great variety of wares in the stalls from paintings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Buzzes with colourful & interesting African stores as well as musicians. Food court conveniently situated nearby. The Old Town House, originally built in 1755 in the Cape Baroque Style , houses the outstanding Michaelis Collection of paintings .Another imposing building overlooking the square is the Metropolitan Methodist Church with its Gothic style interior.

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