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Sunday Market

El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Sunday market in El Valle had some interesting items but nothing great. I found stuff to give as gifts but nothing I really wanted for myself.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes, the market is crowded (as are most markets in Panama), especially on weekends, but there are some good buys to be had. If you want to get souvenirs from Panama, you are much better off getting them here rather than in Panama City. They have some really beautiful hand-crafted stuff here. Also, if you are looking for fresh fruit... More

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Nottingham
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Maybe it was because we went on a Sunday but this very small market was very crowded, mostly with people like us. Parking is very difficult and the road is narrow and very busy. Tempers got frayed a little. The market is set right next to the road in the small town and comprised of a number of vegetable, fruit... More

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Houston, TX
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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We spent a week in El Valle with a group of teens from our church. It is such a great little town with wonderful people. One day they had a parade celebrating their children. It was a blast to watch. You can't help but relax and get into the slower pace here. One of the best things about the town... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wonderful selection of fresh fruit & vegetables. Lots of local vendors with hand crafted jewelry, artwork, hats, bags, wooden crafts. Located right in the middle of the town of El Valle.

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Oakton, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small handicrafts market with fresh fruit and vegetables and crafts for sale. Lots of beaded jewelry, some art, and the renowned wooden trays. A good relaxing spot to stop before or after lunch. Be sure to bargain. Right on the main strip of town - you can't miss it.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This used to be a true native market but it's become just another tourist attraction these days. There are still lovely natives crafts offered but few bargains anymore.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

You can't go to El Valle and not go to the market. Its now open every day but Sunday still has the most people. It really is the quintessential thing to do here. You get to see the local culture, crafts and people.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We visited the Market at 'el Valle' [de Anton] May 2012 on a Saturday (5-26-12). Though not as busy as Sunday, it was still a worthwhile trip. Good fresh food (not sure how prices compare) and some interesting tourist-type wares, as well as many different plants and flowers. I would caution those traveling with children (we had nine in a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
61 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Much like the farmers market in my hometown. Farmers bring their crops in, plants for sale and lots of vendors selling homemake wares- panted platters, beeded necklaces, aplique items, panama hats. For me not much interesting to buy except a Kuna woman selling her homemade molas. Lots and lots and lots of them. All were beautifully done by her and... More

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