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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts,...

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.

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Greenmarket Square is a historical square in the centre of old Cape Town. Its oldest markets set on a cobbled square between Short and Long market Streets. It’s very popular for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Greenmarket Square is a historical square in the centre of old Cape Town. Its oldest markets set on a cobbled square between Short and Long market Streets. It’s very popular for a unique bargain experience of shopping for clothes, jewellery, footwear’s, local craft items, bags and so on. It gave us a feel of shopping at one of the famous... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This market has many buskers and sells local items and the vendors are very friendly. Many local eating houses nearby. Beware of pickpockets though be vigilant and you must barter.

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Hillsdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a great place to grab lunch or a glass of excellent South African wine, and convenient to pick up souveniers for the folks back home.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can buy, eat,drink anything here with an electric vibe of activity! Would not like to stay nearby but lovely to wander through.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must for all tourists and locals alike .... plenty African craft, arts and the like to be admired, and to buy ... just remember to bargain at all times ... they all start with high prices -worth a visit and the experience

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there and thought the prices were very high (this is after all the most tourist city in Africa) and we didn't buy nothing, because we were heading to Joburg and Maputo. Crafts were far more expensive in Joburg and Maputo!!! So, bargain with them but buy here or on the art shops

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit, many stalls all with touristy craft fare. great street food nearby, and interesting area

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can find there nice and various products things hand made stuff etc. nice paintings, wooden things and several things..

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to buy touristy stuff, I don't anymore as i have a house stuff that will be given to charity as I wondered why I bought this stuff when i could have used the money to travel more

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of the usual African souvenirs in the market square but do bargain as I found cheaper elsewhere. Nice to have a coffee in the square and watch the world go by. Careful of your belongings.

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