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Mercado de Sucupira

Im Viertel Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
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local flavour

Lots of clothing on canvases on the ground. Canvases on top. Lots of people. Noise. People playing... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Jo D
,
Leuven, Belgium
Something to do

Which is not to be sniffed at in a boring place like Praia. The good thing is no hassle. In fact if... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
vxbb2016
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“big market” (3 reviews)
“clothing” (5 reviews)
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Im Viertel Varzea, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Lots of clothing on canvases on the ground. Canvases on top. Lots of people. Noise. People playing music. Be careful where you walk, there's hardly enough space. Quite an experience.

1  Thank Jo D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Which is not to be sniffed at in a boring place like Praia. The good thing is no hassle. In fact if anything I felt under hassled! Not a massive market or even a big market by any means, far larger in The Gambia, Dakar...More

Thank vxbb2016
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

In and outside the marketplace you will find food, vegetables, clothes etc. Even a basket with live pigs! Salespeople are not irritating and give you a chance to look around.

Thank Toon S
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The place is so colorful, full of merchandise and curiosities that you will risk to feel "dizzy"! :-) It deserves a visit and some purchase even though the goods are not really cheap. The Praia food market is in my opinion more characteristic and attractive,...More

Thank roseglobe
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Sucupira Market is a nice place and wasn't as crowded or hot as I expected from a big market like this. We went around 2pm in the afternoon on a Saturday (New Year's Eve though) In fact the streets around were much more busy than...More

Thank LotteKatharina
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Strangely enough, none of the tourist books mentions the Sucupira-market and even the tourist guides in Cabo Verde seem to hide this market. It's a large square beneath the Plateau and you can get there by the connection road at the West or walking, taking...More

3  Thank EmmekeLeuven
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lots of unique items to Cabo Verde, with good prices. Also services like making clothes to order. Has all the usual things found in markets. Definitely worth visiting more than once.

1  Thank walkingjudi
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had never been to an African market before. I took a taxi from my hotel to Sucupira (never more than 200 CVE--about 2€). I loved it! Perhaps one can bargain, but I thought I'd read that bargaining was not acceptable, so I didn't, but...More

2  Thank Maxene923
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I loved this place. It's really wworthy a visit. Located in the plateau, it's a colorful fruits, vegetable and meat market, plenty of life. Fruit and vegetable stalls looked incredibly beautiful. Veggies are fresh and the market it's clean!! Loved to see all the women...More

Thank MarinaF73
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This market has everything inside. It's very large and may intimidate the inexperienced foreigner. Some goods can be bartered. Not too pushy; businesswomen will ask for you to step in their stores to just take a peek. I recommend taking a look at prices or...More

Thank C G
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Alva17
Are dollars accepted there or should i exchange my money to their currency?
28 July 2015|
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Response from AnnesInseltouren |
you should change to Escudos
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