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Address: Ave Mella & Jose Marti calle, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Tourist market

You will be bothered by all the vendors as you walk through this market. The goods are generic tourist stuff. I didn't buy anything because the vendors bothered me so much.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
evny777
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be bothered by all the vendors as you walk through this market. The goods are generic tourist stuff. I didn't buy anything because the vendors bothered me so much.

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Great variety of choice in one place. All prices are negotiable (discounts up to 50-60% can be asked), especially if buying several items at one store. I would recommend not to waist money at the beach shops, but come here is there is such a chance.

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Wellington, Florida
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185 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I thought overall the merchandise was cheap quality. The typical souvenirs t-shirts, paintings, magnetic holders, local jewelry, some wood crafts but nothing I saw was a must buy and unique. Price haggling is a must, all prices are quoted in $$$, most of the quotes are double what is reasonable.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

A quick visit to the market with a colleague who has lived in the country for a long time. So, language and haggling on prices was no problem. The cut oil drum prices from Haiti are beautiful and worth the haggle. Some very interesting potions and religious icons on sale, as well as basket ware, carved pieces, and some nicely... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a small cute market. They close early so make sure you make it there at least by 1:00 p.m. FYI: You can haggle with the prices. This attraction is close to Calle El Conde...a long pedestrian stip of shops, restaurants, and street venders.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is an old market in which you`ll find any kind of local products (some of them very weird) Better if you go in groups or with some local

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Here, there are many places to see and buy. I mean literally anything you want to buy. The Mercado is very big and full of merchandise. Not like the US shopping where they leave you alone, there are many sales staff on the floor and they can find anything you want them to. I asked for coffee, I got coffee.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

you will be super surprise at the typical dominican products you can find here. Dont leave without the dominican Dulces.

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Dayton, Ohio
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194 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you read this, utilize your time somewhere else. My wife and I found this to be merely a tourist junk shop.

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Burlington, Vermont
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

This isn't a market....its a stall of imported garbage. There is nowhere to eat. Every employee of the stalls wants to be your amigo, and the trash they sell...is just that. Out of date cigars, overpriced colorized amber, and "made in china" stuff marked "Dominican"

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