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Marche de Fer

Cnr Grand Rue & Rue des Fronts Forts, Port-au-Prince 0000, Haiti
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Fascinating Iron Market

Love this market. Beware of "helpers" and "guides" who will want to take you to their favorite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsboro, North Carolina
most amazing market I've seen!

Have been to many markets around the world and thiis dedinitely the busiest I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Mark D
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This is not the Marche de Fer in Port-au-Prince. I've tried to add this listing and some idiot keeps on sending me a link saying it's been added, linking to the Marche de Fer, PaP.There used to be dozens of these all over Haiti, but now only a few still exist. Jacmel's, similar to the one in Cap Haitian, is hidden away in the central colonial zone. If you don't make your way up the steep, windy and narrow streets, you'll miss it. Unlike the market in Port-au-Prince, there aren't any tourists here, as it is used for the same reason it was built 150 years ago, Haitians selling basic needs, like food and clothing, to other Haitians.
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  • Average24%
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Cnr Grand Rue & Rue des Fronts Forts, Port-au-Prince 0000, Haiti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this market. Beware of "helpers" and "guides" who will want to take you to their favorite artisan stalls. If you can deal with them, there are lots of interesting shops here. Also, don't believe anyone who says they are the original artist unless you...More

Thank UNCBalan
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Have been to many markets around the world and thiis dedinitely the busiest I have ever seen. Inside and out you see the wonder of the Hatian people surviving and living life with a spirit of determination to better thier lives. I was so impressed...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Went to this place as the comments says it's a stop you have to make in Port au Prince but it's just a messy, not safe and dirty place. Save your time and money

1  Thank Alejandrina V
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The iron Market is a real Popular Haitian Market , too bad the street around it are so dirty . I always want to visit it as I heard a lot about it when I was living in Haiti, and I wanted to buy a...More

1  Thank Hispaniolatours
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We liked the overall idea of the iron market. And we were excited to see all of the vendors outside selling their goods. However, once we entered every booth was selling basically the same thing. We were hoping for more diversity in product amongst the...More

Thank Kendra N
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a special market! One place to visit for sure in Port au Prince without any doubt. This place is a real Caphanaüm but the people and vendor a real negotiators. We visited in February 2017 and it's a real eye opener for us....More

Thank RichardQ_11
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I enjoy visiting Marche de Fer! The atmosphere was great and safe. I brought several items from the market. I tried to support as much businesses as possible.

Thank Travelnista3
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The epicenter of tourist goods in Haiti with iron work and voodoo beaded flags and grotesque dolls competing with a mountain of more standard items. There is a food market next door.

Thank bilroe
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Definitely worth seeing. Keep your valuables and children close to you (so they don't get lost). Bring smaller denominations of currency and don't pull out a big wad. Make sure you have a local with you to keep people at bay and help translate.

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fun experience, the group learned to bargain and no one came home empty-handed! The market doesn't have much air circulation so be prepared for the heat.

Thank Carla K
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28 April 2016|
Response from DukeTroy | Reviewed this property |
It's at least open from Monday to Saturday. I cannot comment about Sunday.