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“Hassle Hassle Hassle” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Market Square

Market Square
St. George's, Grenada
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in St. George's
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The gathering place for buying and selling produce and spices.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Hassle Hassle Hassle”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After a few minutes you want to leave. The hassle factor is oppressive. And its not cheap. Go to the supermarket across the road to pay less than half price and withe zero hassle. A total tourist trap where locals are just the stall holders. Other than the fruit/veg section the rest is just a nightmare.

Visited June 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not a big market but certainly the place to go to experience Grenada life at its noisiest. A little tacky and not really much for the discerning traveller to get excited about but an interesting experience. You will be invited to take tours by locals who mysteriously appear alongside of you. There is never any hint of menace in their approaches but you may end up just about anywhere paying a lot of money out for seeing Auntie's back yard.

Visited May 2014
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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“Clean and smart now, but it's lost its character”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The main market in St. George's was always a place of hustle & bustle, with seemingly too many stalls jammed into too small a place. Daily fruit and vegetables for local families vied for space with pre-packed spices and t-shirts for tourists.

The market square has been given a complete make-over. New stalls, well spaced out, new clean and level concrete surface (no more gulleys to twist the ankles of the unwary!) But half the stalls were unoccupied and it has lost its character completely. If you are looking for tourist souvenirs, t-shirts, spices or Caribbean craft work, you'll find more choice at the Vendors Craft Centre on Grand Anse Beach.

It had to change but the change is stripped away its character.

Visited April 2014
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Keene, Canada
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“market review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I am glad to have gone but not sure i would go again...you have fifty some stalls where every nice lady is asking for you to check out her spices..they were very nice but its just a bit much after awhile.....walking around the st george area though was interesting and fun

feel very safe though..nothing bad to say about Grenadian people ..they are very nice. Im not crazy about bartering ..all the spices and vanilla and almond extract can be bought at the second duty free shop at the airport for super cheap prices wayyyyy cheaper than market..that being said everyone is trying to make a living ..i am just not into bartering that much

ladies workign there do thank you for coming to island and security is around the area and visible ...it was an experience ....might go back just felt overwhelmed..:)

Visited April 2014
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“Live Funner Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved the 1/2 day trip. Filled with loads of information. Rum distillery visit was fantastic. Our driver made the trip so interesting.

Visited April 2014
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