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Maputo Central Market

Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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A Good place to shop and feel the goods of Africa

On a trip to Maputo we went to the central marked. People that works here is really friendly , is a... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Pedro E
via mobile
A landmark not to be missed!

The old market built at the beginning of the 20th century burned a few years ago and was rebuilt in... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Marylene S
Maputo, Mozambique
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Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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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.

Thank Pedro E
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...More

1  Thank Marylene S
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...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I have seen cleaner markets yet there was a variety and an atmosphere that was truly unique. The flies and unwashed hands did prevent me from buying anything but I would not have wanted to miss this.

Thank AbleDanger
Reviewed January 11, 2017

I love this market because you can find all the basics. Because it is a busy place things are usually fresh. I always visit this place to buy the organic honey when I am in Maputo. The fruits were also good. There is nothing exotic...More

Thank Neotrax233
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This bustling market showcases Maputo produce as well as some souvenirs. In any other place, it would be a fun place to visit. Although I'd still suggest that you visit, you can't really take pictures and the locals are just not that friendly. Visit with...More

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

This historical building is a "must visit". After a big fire, it was recently refurbished and got a upgraded. One must be very careful... petty theft is a major problem. The place and surroundings need a good clean up!!!! Make sure you park in gated...More

Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I do not understand why tour guides find it necessary to show tourists the local produce and meat market. I like produce as much as the next guy but I do feel compelled to see it in every city I visit. This one is no...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed November 28, 2016

they have the usual stuff for a market place. 5 usd for 1 kilo fish . I guess its expensive even for locals. The scales are not showing the right amount of kilos. The lychee I wanted to buy were suddenly double price when they...More

Thank Gio x
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

a pure shopping place including all stuffs but if you are a tourist u can go for the things like shiw piece and wooden made pieces, spoons, cups, and many more such small sculptures which are famous for here and can be taken as a...More

2  Thank neha s
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Yanga Q
Hi do they sell virgin human hair at the market?
May 26, 2017|
Response from angie1966d | Reviewed this property |
Hi not that I know. You can find that item at besthairbuyon the Internet.
Will the Market be open on Dec 25?
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Gio x | Reviewed this property |
yes. my guess is yes. will be open.