Makola Market
Makola Market
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MARKL55_55
Lexington, KY141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the Makola Market. Any expereinced traveler will have no trouble wondering around it. We had our taxi driver walking with us, but it was not necessary. Prices were incredibly reasonable, and we found no bargaining expected. Thsi was in contrast to the Arts and Craft Market, where the taxi driver took us to see his 'cousin's' shop. We bargained prices down 50% or more there and got quality goods, but much more expensive than at the Makola market.
Written February 15, 2020
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TheRealKhalilah
Estados Unidos121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Hustle and bustle aren’t enough to describe the scene at Makola. It is massive, fast-paced, crowded, and lively with traders and vendors of all kinds: food, jewelry, clothing, shoes, luggage/handbags, wigs and weaves, housewares, etc. Definitely hire a guide to assist you with navigating the market. Parking is available in a deck for a fee.
Written January 3, 2020
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Rani S
Tel Aviv District, Israel259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
See the lively huge maze of merchants, food, shops, counters, hustlers in endless inner/over/under/hidden lanes and pathways.
Almost anything can be found. Much cheaper than the malls, or regular stores.
Don't forget to bargain. But do remember that ppl go there knowing what they want, and they are less appreciative on endless window shopping (without the windows...).
Written January 22, 2020
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AlaskaFamly
Fairbanks, AK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The fabric and jewelry sections were really amazing. I have never see. So many watches in my life! It is nice that there is some organization to the market, and we were happy with our purchases (some vegetables and spices and a pair of shorts). People were generally friendly and we enjoyed our experience. It seemed cleaner and less chaotic than the market in Madina. That might be partly because we visited Madina on a rainy day, but I do think that market is less well organized.
Written April 30, 2022
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland4,038 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Was here twice. Interesting place to visit and see, and is certainly busy on the weekends.
First time round, bought a football shirt that didn't fit (damn Chinese sizes!) and some cheap sunglasses, and hung out at a bar within the market, which was fun.

Second time round bought some cheap jewelry, which broke afterwards but that is ok as it was cheap.

Ghana's largest market, is worth a look, but i don't know if it is good for buying anything really, more to have a gander than anything else.
The market is a little haphazard and not very ordered, so its easy to get lose within it, and I am not sure its possible to see it all...........is good to have a local with you......
Written December 27, 2021
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tch912
Baltimore, MD437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
It was a wild place on Easter Sunday night. It was packed. We had a trusted driver. We gave him the money in the car and discussed our tragedy. We got sandals and mangoes. It was an interesting experience. We did a little more looking, trying to find some earrings. Overall we would go again with Justice, the best driver and guide in Accra.
Written April 18, 2022
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Wuyattah C
New Jersey20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Anything you want can be found here but be mindful that some vendors are easily offended if you look and try on but don’t buy. If negotiating be sure to at least buy something or don’t negotiate. It is a melee but like I said anything can be found here!
Written January 9, 2020
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sonaijanowahala
lagos230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
First the DONT'S------1). Do not wonder into the smaller streets unless you are good at mapping… you wander too far into this market you may get lost! Either stick to the edges or the main streets 2).. Don't go here for a "western" shopping experience or to buy souvenirs …. 3) you Do not need a guide…4). Do not buy fabric without checking for the following logos….GTC... Akosombo. …Made in Ghana…Woodin…Da Viva…these ensure the fabric is genuine Ghana made 5)do not touch or ask to too much of stuff unless you intend to buy it. 6) Do not bargain too much…
NOW THE DO THESE….1)start at the car park. . At the end of the carpark is a very good market for clothing sent in as charity …do not be put off …95% of the pieces are in excellent condition and really wearable… Do not pay more than 5 -7 cedi for them….BELIEVE ME I’ve picked up a few so good that I‘ve had a tough time convincing my pals they were charity stuff. 2) ....real bargains in beads and bracelets..these line the way to the car park and in it too 3) Just cross the road and you will be in the market…. Different parts of the market is dedicated to different types of goods,...ask for the fabric section and you will be pointed in the right direction or will be taken there. JUST BEHIND THE CAR PARK ACTUALLY BEYOND THE CHARITY MARKET.Its very crowded and busy. 4).The real gems are hidden in very crowded alley ways...5) BUY KENTE CLOTH if you can it’s a totally ghanian souvenier…bit expensive though 6) BUY Woodin and Da Viva FABRICS….THESE TWO supply fabric to the design houses of the world and you will definitely find the current prints here..YES ITS TRUE..I’VE SPENT A SMALL FORTUNE ON THEM THEY ARE A BIT EXPENSIVE @ 20 CEDI A YARD …BUT SO TOTALLY WORTH IT..( china makes fake and cheaper fabric of the same prints..SO beware!!!!) 7) BUT the blue/grey/brown traditional Ghana print and also the awesome wax prints…9-12 cedi a yard is ok….bargain a bit….Do not expect a reduced rate for a single piece……If you need anything you haven't been able to find - you can probably find it here. Shoes, towels, sunglasses, beaded jewelry, bags, hats, a water basin, a chair, smoked fish, veggies - anything. Be conscious about your surroundings, hang on to what you are carrying, and have fun. African markets are the BEST !!!!!
Written January 12, 2012
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Compass33768
Lagos,Nigeria23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Accra for 11 days and i got the oportunity to visit the market. it reminded me of a market in my country only that this time it was more orderly. It was a big open market were u can get anything. ranging from groceries, clothes, shoes, furniture, home appliances and anything you can think of. What i loved most about the market is that the traders are very friendly and happy. Their prices were very good. and that kept me going back to buy more stuff.
Written January 14, 2006
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BBtraveler57
Medellin, Colombia143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Business
We went to the market to look for some quality local souvenirs, which we found, but were unable to see what the whole market had on offer because of the intense and unrelenting pressure of many of the vendors. We understand they are trying to earn a living and it appeared we were the first of only a very few likely customers expected. We bought a few things after negotiating some and left with less mechanise than we wanted, because you had absolutely no opportunity to look at things in peace. Comparable to the pressure from similar merchants in India. In the end, I believe they do themselves a disservice with so much pushing.
Written November 10, 2014
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