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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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Good place to bargain, but check some items first before going there. Some are great deals, some not so much. Still fun and entertaining

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to bargain, but check some items first before going there. Some are great deals, some not so much. Still fun and entertaining

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Anguilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Happy to see the Locals have an opportunity to market directly to the visitors ... Some good bargains to be had...and don't be shy about coming out and bartering with the folk!

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most beautiful colourful variety of flowers you have ever seen. The friendly assistants and the plus factor is the flower markets are open 24 hours a day 7 day a week.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chaotic and too many hagglers. Find local arts elsewhere in town. Not worth going to unless you're prepared for harrassment.

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Treviso, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greenmarket Square that is in the centre of Cape Town is a quite big market but very dangerous. I did not feel safe for all the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many wares. Make sure you bargain. Apparently many of the goods are made in Zimbabwe so if you are going there later, wait and buy them there.

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Thank SQLRTD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Similar prices to V & A Doesn't worth going there نفس أسعار اسواق الواترفرونت عبارة عن أكشاك صغيرة منتشرة ما تستاهل المشوار لهناك

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Livingston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we bought a few things here. You saw a lot of the same things. You just had to deal with the people for a better price. Kind of a rough part of town. Did not feel safe in this part of town.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful cobbled square surrounded by old colonial architecture and containing local craft market stalls. Cafes to put your feet up after hard bargaining with the vendors. Historically, where the Dutch settlement began so in here you really are at the heart if the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we reached by 10 am, the market was just opening and the shops were being setup.. there were a series of the same things..artifacts, ostrich eggs, clothes, painting and bags.. we were not seriously looking to shop.. so just rounded off in an hour with not much. We did end up buying an Ostrich egg at the same price from... More 

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