Makola Market

Makola Market, Accra: Address, Phone Number, Makola Market Reviews: 4/5

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Resort33727176409
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
I went to Accra on an educational excursion. I loved it from day one. Ghanaians are friendly and very clean. Makola market has everything you can buy from a market. from food to furniture. Never accept the stated price. All prices are inflated (sometimes up to double) what the locals pay so always hagle a better price and you will definitely get it. Everyone in Ghana is fluent in English so communication is never a problem. Taxis are very cheap and because Accra is a fairly small city most attractions can be covered on foot
Written February 11, 2021
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TravelingPirate13
Columbus, OH220 contributions
Really interesting market where you can find anything you want. It honestly feels like a bit of a maze and is so congested with people it can be overwhelming, but is definitely an interesting experience. We went with a guide, which I highly recommend, because they were able to point out features/areas of the market and help us find parking. Hectic but a wonderful experience!
Written August 24, 2020
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Lorrainejlondon2
London, UK782 contributions
Family
I have never been to a market so big, it had approximately 10 streets of food, watches, suitcases, a variety of shops. There were mini arcardes for wigs, materials with a wide range of designs.
This place had so much atmosphere. Dress casually so you can fit in with the locals, wear comfortable shoes and hold on to your children because it was as busy as a carnival.
Great memory and experience.
Written January 13, 2020
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MARKL55_55
Lexington, KY146 contributions
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 Unidos118 contributions
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, Israel240 contributions
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, AK91 contributions
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, Poland2,327 contributions
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, MD414 contributions
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 Jersey27 contributions
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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