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Central Market

Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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This bustling, lively open-air market offers a variety of goods for sale including fruit, herbs, spices and potions.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“buy something” (6 reviews)
“fish market” (6 reviews)
Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just passed by from Waterfront and it is a market where local trade and bargain. Ground floor with all kind of Fruits and Vegetables in amazing colors. first and second floor with clothing and Hand crafts. This is a Market I like because it is...More

Thank HeHaSch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The market is very crowdly and it's smels really bad. It's dirty everywhere, and people sell all kind of stuff. If you live in a civilized country and not you are not used to see poverty you need to visit this. There is nothing to...More

Thank AndaNedelciu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To items were remarkable : size and color of the fruit market ( took a lot of nice pictures) and Food market, which is very tasty! First I was a little afraid but very good! Overall a bit touristic but that is what Traveller seems...More

Thank Mathias M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad tourist shops there. Tourists are bound to be exploited and scammed there. I would not recommend any tourist to buy even though you find the price below the actual market price as there is always something fishy whenever you buy a product. Customers...More

Thank nss3456789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The market has changed over the years. The ground floor is street food, fruit, spices and vegetables and there are some interesting products on sale. The first floor is fashion, household stuff (table cloths, bedspreads etc) and you tend to get hassled to buy. Stay...More

Thank 993Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This market is where locals buy their foods. It gives you excellent opportunity to experience, feel and see what locals eat. As more tourists have poured in, also souvenirs are available. As this a market, not a Tesco, remember to haggle.

Thank mWrite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bustling part of the city and I'd recommend you to give it a try even thought it wasn't for us.... The fruit and veg section was great, interesting to see all the different types of produce for sale and seeing all the...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market is very interesting specially the food market . I bought some fresh fruits which are not available in uk.

Thank Aslam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, so I should start by saying that i whole heartedly disagree with some of the other reviews here regarding the hassle that you will see at this market. We have travelled extensively (including Thailand and Marrakech) and the level of 'hassling' here is practicaly...More

1  Thank RossyCains
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to Port Louis, do not miss this market and its adjacent streets. a ground floor very colorful gathering fruits, vegetables, caring herbs (very beautiful photos as a result) and the first floor with local artisans (and some made in China...). But...More

1  Thank LaBoi6469
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Yahya T
17 November 2017|
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Response from Mathias M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are some limitations importing organic items to Australia. It is for fruits and that items. Whether a completely dried straw basket belongs to it I can’t give you a certain response.please check with your Airline... More
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I don not know, I am sorry