Analakely Market
Analakely Market
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Colorful fruits and vegetables vie with fish and even grilled lizards at this frenetic outdoor market.
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Koi A
The Netherlands54 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Analakely is a very big market. They sell clothes, accessories, food etc etc.
There is bus transportation available to bring you towards the market.
If its your first time visiting, you need to play it smart.
Advisable is to bring a local person with you. Like that you can negotiate the price. Malagasy and French are the main spoken language. So English is actually not enough.
There are a lot of pickpockets. So watch out for your stuff. Because they will stalk you.
They sell some really nice souvenirs. But keep a low profile. Because if the whole market know your foreigners or if they know that you are like example searching for something. You will get the whole market running after you.
The hygiene is still pretty bad, so watch out where you are eating.

So enjoy the market ;)
It's a very big market and you can find almost everything there. But still watch out.
Written April 26, 2016
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SwissBee
Bischofszell, Switzerland69 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
Now this is the place were you find everything you need. Even though many things on sale are new, it resembles a fleemarket as i know it back home. It is also an oasis from the busy and noisy streets of Tana and don't miss out on the meat and fish market. its worth a visit and the people are friendly and polite.
Written January 3, 2013
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Giulia R
Rome, Italy38 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
I M a market lover and whenever I arrive to a new Country the market is usually my first stop.
This is such a great market to get lost into.
Spent my first and my last day here. Bought last minute spices (cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and so on). Such a great way to end my trip in wonderful Madagascar. Chaotic, colorful and noisy. Exactly how a cool market should be.

Note: you can take photos and people will up to it. However just be aware of pickpockets when walking around. Keep an eye on your belongings and you'll be fine.
Written November 10, 2018
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wtmsw
Reine, Norway18 contributions
Jun 2022
dirty, crowded, full of flies swarming raw meat include zebu (local version of beef) organs (e.g. tongues, livers, tripe, etc.), hard to walk through, smells bad even in the winter. no hygiene whatsoever.
Written June 25, 2022
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tntcrews
home65 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
I am very sad to write that we have experienced two pickpocket attempts today in the Madagascar capital of Antananarivo. The first occasion involved two boys at the market. The second a gang of five boys which I found very frightening. On both occasions the boys repeatly stepped in front of us , touched and tried to open our pockets . We left the area immediatly without buying anything from the stalls or shops, we will not return to shop or use any of the businesses in those areas.. No police were available on either occassion but on the first a Malagasy man did shout which caused the boys to run.
Written January 12, 2014
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simporta
Phnom Penh, Cambodia396 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
I am still in shock visiting or even driving past the Analakely market after months of living in Tana. It is the complete opposite of what a European would think of an organized market. But it is a must see if you are visiting. Actually, you can't miss it - at some point you will get into the area. From the distance it looks OK - a row of same local style huts, when you get closer you see the mess - food being sold on the ground, trash everywhere, rum being sold by a glass to passing drunkards... I think I am used to it now:)
Written August 10, 2013
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Rafa D
Seville, Spain30 contributions
Jul 2016
You can find anything from food to clothes and souvenirs, but it's one of the markets with most hassle in the world. Beware of groups of 'mothers' who ask you to buy them milk and then sell it back to the shop.
Written May 19, 2017
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Portlander
Portland, OR275 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
This giant market spills out from the confines of the buildings and stalls; and into all the surrounding streets. It may look a bit overwhelming, and the guides will tell you to mind your belongings. Which, it turns out, is completely true, as I had the classic pick pocket squeeze, and lost my cell phone from my front pants pocket (although, I also quickly turned on the the thief, who somehow stood out in the crowd as different from all the other good souls, and managed to out maneuver him to return my phone. Probably not recommended; but take heed!). Most vendors are very willing to haggle, in what ever language you wish, and the produce is amazing.
Written May 18, 2016
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Jean-Marc R
Toronto, Canada437 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
This sprawling market is a must see.
There are a few artisans here and there hand carving rubber stamps (bring one back) and creating other unusual souvenirs.
This colorful market is laid out over stair steps, making it uniquely perfect for pictures.
An interesting thing is that most people buy in somewhat small quantities and that stuff (from rice to peas all the way to cooking oil) is measured using an empty evaporated milk can, which benefits from being consistent in size throughout the country...
There are bathrooms on the site but not for the faint hearted...
Written July 14, 2013
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gianfranco_risuleo
12 contributions
Nov 2018
The voyager visiting Tana should not miss the Analakely market. Colorful, with many curious items on sale (like hand made bar soaps and medicinal remedies) and people friendly and smiling, but be aware that a pickpocket could be stealthily creeping towards you: but no problem, no violence. Lots of bars, restaurants and jewelries in the vicinity.Really worth a visit.
Written October 9, 2019
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