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Address: Roseau, Dominica
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A historic cobbled square often crowded with vegetable vendors.

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Haggle with the vendors for souvenirs

This is the place to buy souvenirs such as refrigerator magnets, painted tiles, hats and T-shirts. It's the typical cruise-ship port offering.

Reviewed March 6, 2017
AlliecatOOB
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Genuine local atmosphere. Unless you're going to cook you probably won't buy much, (except perhaps a few souvenirs) but it's definitely worth the visit.

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Thank gregdLA
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the spot to get your fresh vegetables and fruits. Fresh flowers such as lilies and local plants can be picked up there especially on Saturdays.

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wilmington, NC
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120 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Roseau's waterfront and the area surrounding Old Market Square are colorful and authentic--probably the least spoiled capital city left in the Caribbean Islands. (There is no vulgar gated cruise port at the harbor with obscene chain stores like Diamonds Intl, Columbian Gems, etc.) We found the compact and low-rise cityscape to be wildly varied with architecture ranging from old wood... More 

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Thank charlesthebarles
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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178 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is the place to buy souvenirs such as refrigerator magnets, painted tiles, hats and T-shirts. It's the typical cruise-ship port offering.

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1 Thank AlliecatOOB
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
310 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This is an interesting area and the stalls only really come out if there are cruise ships in. Great old cobbled square and pavments which are really uneven, so watch your footing. Felt most of the stalls were selling similar tourist items but did not see anyone buying anyjthing. Look for the Slave Market buiding which was amazing and full... More 

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Thank Kirktoncoll
slaton
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Always getting out and about where the local population works, shops and socialize is the best way to learn about a different country and their culture. We visited with ladies while they braided our hair and enjoyed learning about coconuts and coconut water as we sipped fresh coconut water right after it was prepared for us on the street! You... More 

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Thank Lynnwest
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

You can see a bit of the local life and culture here. Fairly scabby surroundings, but a lot of history if you look close enough in certain areas. The people are friendly and worth a visit if you've time.

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Thank Scott D
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

I went to the market several times. It was interesting to see all the different types of food. The people were all very friendly. Nobody bothered me to buy anything. I bought a coconut for 1dollar. The fresh coconut juice was amazing.

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Thank bnice2dogs
Orlando, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We were disappointed in the experience. It is dirty, crowded and many with stray dogs everywhere it was heart breaking. I would avoid downtown and catch a taxi to one of the beautiful falls, springs or inside island activities.

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Thank Robin B
Abbotsford, Canada
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94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

On the surface, this appears to be just another "tacky tourist" stop...yet it is oozing with history. There is an old concrete slab by the red fountain...and this is where the slave market was - before emancipation. The cobblestones in the market are original as well... it is too bad that more people don't realize the sad history which took... More 

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