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Address: Liberation Avenue, Banjul, Gambia

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Amazing place

Very interesting to see but very very busy , the shop owners are very pushy which can be a bit to much at times. Very interesting to see items being made although the fish can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 24, 2016
Ali H
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Banjul, Gambia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Albert Market, Banjul is indeed the go to place to buy anything, be it local art curios, local fabrics or readymade clothes, shoes and knic knacs. The advantage - you can find all of it in one place. The disadvantage - for people not comfortable with crowds, it can be a bit of an exercise. Vendors will call out, ask... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Lovely market with fantastic people their was a lot to choose from the carvings were brilliant I did uy a few but it was very hot when myself and my husband went the locals are very friendly the don't try and rip you of that's what I like I just name my price and this it but definitely worth a... More 

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1 Thank sharonrogerson2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A peek into a real local experience of a market. Knowing that you won't be getting your groceries there, the people at the market don't hassle you but go about their way as usual. You can sit and have a drink at the end, and of course there's stalls where you can buy souvenirs. I wouldn't venture in here alone,... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting but very smelly and a lot of flies wouldn't go there on your own as quite scary don't think I would buy food, we went more for fabrics and gifts, and only pay 1/3 what they ask for.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Very interesting to see but very very busy , the shop owners are very pushy which can be a bit to much at times. Very interesting to see items being made although the fish can be very smelly and full of flies. Amazing to see all the items on sale and a real look at gambian people and there life.

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1 Thank Ali H
Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is the oldest & largest market in Banjul. Here you can buy everything from food to household goods, and also local crafts. Although Gambia is fairly safe, watch your purse or wallet. Haggling is a must. The craft shops will be very persistent but simply ask them to give you room and time to decide. Many people do not... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We tried to visit the market at our own, but Always hassled by different locals who wanted to be our guide, who knows the things always better and who are only intreseted in the tip. The food market is different, don't mind the thousands of flies and the odeur. Prices are rather high.

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2 Thank Daniel19721972
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Awful scary place. Full of bad smells and desperate people trying to make a living 😦😱😱👃We did buy a beautiful mask and met a holy man . Not somewhere I would return unlike Gambia itself. We have returned since Albert Market and enjoy other parts of Gambia

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Thank denig98
Banjul, Gambia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are curious about a classical african market you may have a short look because of bad smelling. You can buy some simple sovanuir for friends.

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1 Thank Dursun Ali K
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The smells (mostly pleasant) and the chaos makes this market an experience I shall never forget, but would definitely recommend as you need to be there to take it all in. You walk over rough ground through narrow channels between the traders and their stalls. They all call out to you to come and look at their wares and will... More 

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