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Maputo Central Market

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Address: Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique

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Last year I took my first cruise aboard the sinfonia an maputo was a stop on rourte to portuguese island. Instead of booking an excursion we decided to brave a mystery trip that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town, South Africa
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eMalahleni, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the market a few years back and it was dirty snd a lot of beggars. Now its clean and organized. Worth visiting especially for international tourists.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last year I took my first cruise aboard the sinfonia an maputo was a stop on rourte to portuguese island. Instead of booking an excursion we decided to brave a mystery trip that lead us to this market. They really have a huge variety of fruit an veg and if you really brave u can sample some of the local... More 

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Pemba, Mozambique
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it has evolved with time, the Central Market in Mozambique's capital of Maputo is a fun place to shop, watch and relax. It was very attractive until neighboring buildings were added. EVen though a little more hidden, you can feel the Indiana Jones, if you try, but you must immerse yourself in the culture. It is also helpful if... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! You must visit with Atalia from DANA Tours she is friends and local and knows all the best spots! You will see veggies never seen before and tastes allowed.🍌🍉🥑🌽🥕🥒🍆🍅🌶🥔🍠🌰🥜🍯 The Cashew Nuts are OUTSTANDING and a must to take home with you. Still hand processed and freshest ever! Very worthwhile visit and if I lived there... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing location with local feel to have taste of mozambique. Excellent variety and dont miss the cashew here

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Thank Duraisamy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This market has always been on the visitors list to visit but it is little more than fresh produce for local shopping and has a surprisingly large number of stall selling hair. I don't know how many people travel to Maputo for a weave but if you are looking for hair, this market appears to be the place these days.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent an hour chatting to locals in the market. A variety of fresh produce and cashew nuts on offer. The market reflects the pulse of life here. Worth a visit. A must see attraction.

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Thank nirmalasingh
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

On a trip to Maputo we went to the central marked. People that works here is really friendly , is a safe area. Besides the cultural interest is a good place to buy excellent curry and fruits.

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Thank Pedro E
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

The old market built at the beginning of the 20th century burned a few years ago and was rebuilt in its old style. It is a beautiful piece of architecture. Lots of products can be found inside, especially fresh ones, like fruits, vegetables, spices and fish. Some butchers have small shops around it. The place is clean. But the vendors... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

This place e near my office. I used to go to buy cashew nut and some other fruits for my lunch and tea time. Founded more than one handred years ago this place preserves the architectural aspects which confers a postcard of the city. If you came to Maputo never miss to visit this place.

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