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Maputo Central Market
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3-Hour Small Group Maputo City Tour
Ranked #7 of 47 things to do in Maputo
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Visiting a local food market is always an interesting experience when travelling, and this was no exception. I was interested in the variety and quantity of local fruit and vegetables which would be more than adequate if you are self catering. Fish are available here, but the fish market off Marginal is a better bet.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Central Market was worth having a look at while sightseeing. The cashew nuts were very cheap. :-)

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Mozambique is a combination of corruption, lawlessness, incredible inequity and easy access to guns through neighboring south Africa!! The police forces is at best, absolutely useless and at worst highly corrupted!
From the minute you step in, you are s target for being conned by “criminals” on all scales. Nothing – and I mean nothing – works in this country. If you need the most basic medical services, you should hit the road to south Africa or you risk exposure to all kind of different viruses and/or wrong decision and diagnosis by so called medical experts.
Car hijacking, gun points are just normal day to day business. The law enforcement officials “The Police” stop you on the streets asking for money and taking away your IDs / documentation in exchange for money!
And it is all to be very well expected, as the average gross income is around $100 per month, were the middle class Mozambican drive their fancy cars and live in colonial mansion like houses.
After independence, a series of ex-Portuguese houses were confiscated by the government and later on “privatized” to those who had connections to the party in power, and now they are renting them to foreigners at outrageous rates! A monthly rental fee of $6000 is an average housing rate!
In short, if you want to avoid spending thousands of Dollars yet having a very bad and bitter experience on your vacation, avoid Mozambique!

5  Thank YaldaM
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Maputo’s central market is worth a wander if you are taking in the sights of the capital. The building and main entrance is another example of colonial architectural from a bygone era.
I found the outer produce stalls a crush of colourful mix, however the interior market was a little too uninspiring. The various stalls were interesting in themselves with variegated and imaginative displays of goods for sale, but the overall layout was a little sterile. Many stall holders seemed to wear a uniform, at least in the seafood area and the entire market lacked the energy found in most local markets.

Thank Ann P
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love to feel the Mozambican culture, most locals are nice, but being followed by some street sellers is another story. I understand there is some economic challenges, but it does bother the visitors by insisting on buying a local product. Prices are higher than South Africa for the most part.

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