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The typical city Market

It is a very interesting place for visitors that are visiting Benin republic for the first time. It... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Anago James Ake... O
Lagos State, Nigeria
via mobile
Stressful but rewarding

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Lagos, Nigeria
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Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
+229 61 78 95 80
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Dantokpa is the largest open air market in West Africa. It covers more than 20 hectares, has 5.000 selling points and "employs" 25.000 people! Merchants mainly ell multicolored fabrics, foodstuff, alcoholic beverages, clothes and shoes, household electrical appliances, mobile phones, spare parts for cars, motorcycles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The market is large and there is also a building with 2 stories of kiosks mainly selling material and jewellery. If it has just been raining, the sellers take longer to open their kiosks and the outside area becomes muddy and messy with lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Whereintheworlf
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Please I need help on where to buy plain and pattern in Benin Republic. Please I need help on how to buy. Thank you

Date of experience: August 2018
35  Thank ifeabidakungbemisola
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

It is a very interesting place for visitors that are visiting Benin republic for the first time. It is a quick and practical way of meeting the people. There are diverse items here to be purchased but the negotiation for the prices of products could...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Anago James Ake... O
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, colourful, smelly, crowdy street market where you can find almost everything you may need. Get prepared to negotiate for hours for every little thing. The only non-negotiable prices are for wax tissues (there are so many!). Definitely my favourite place in Cotonou.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Luca R
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

I was unable to buy anything because the market was too stressful and extremely rowdy. I left with nothing.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Sandra N
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your budget. Loads of colourful and lovely ankara (African prints) to be purchased from here. Be sure to always bargain cos prices quoted are way higher...More

Date of experience: August 2016
11  Thank TitiDokubo
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Marche Dantokpa has everything. Fast moving, feels safe, lots of fabrics. Baguettes & mini doughnuts for sale as you walk around. Prices are quoted higher for Yovo's, so go about ⅓ of what is quoted.

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Ally J
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during five - day stay in Cotonou. Big and busy. Had a guide to take us to jewellery and fabrics sections. Prices reasonable.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Passenger584063
Reviewed July 23, 2016

This Marche Dantokpa consist of all the things that you wish to buy in Cotonou in retails, both African designers wears made in BENIN Republic, Motor spare parts, Fish, African food stuffs, located opposite the CITY Center Mall known for currency exchange, Gold jeweries, and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
6  Thank Pastor Donchris... A
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