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“Very Enlightening”

Maputo Central Market
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3-Hour Small Group Maputo City Tour
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Maputo
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Very interesting indeed. A hive of activity. Very similar indeed to the central market in Harare, Zimbabwe

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Really worth a visit, beautiful produce. Very photogenic!

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

The central market is beaming full of vendors, produce and all sorts of goods from hair extensions to shower gel to wooden trinkets. This is a good place to find diverse and fresh produce, although you may end up paying more (sometimes more than triple the going rate) than you would on the streets or in the supermarkets, so go in ready to bargain and with an idea of how much you want to pay. Bring small change, such as 20/50/100 meticais bills.

Having been to many markets around the world, this one is just average. I expected mounds of radiant spices and seafood galore as many travel books insisted, but this just wasn't the case when I went one rainy afternoon. There were a lot of people, but nothing which stood out as 'special' which would make me want to go back. While you won't find sample platters and artisans, you will find chatty vendors who will help you practice your Portuguese a bit. And as always, watch your pockets and just enjoy the fact that you are in a beautiful country.

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