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Maputo Central Market

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Address: Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique

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a pure shopping place including all stuffs but if you are a tourist u can go for the things like shiw piece and wooden made pieces, spoons, cups, and many more such small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Scarborough, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they have the usual stuff for a market place. 5 usd for 1 kilo fish . I guess its expensive even for locals. The scales are not showing the right amount of kilos. The lychee I wanted to buy were suddenly double price when they see a foreigner. I would not buy anything over there, as a tourist. its better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

a pure shopping place including all stuffs but if you are a tourist u can go for the things like shiw piece and wooden made pieces, spoons, cups, and many more such small sculptures which are famous for here and can be taken as a remembarance or can also be gifted. dont forget to bargain. be alert and active of... More 

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2 Thank neha s
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A huge indoor market well set out mostly in sections fruit vegetables fish spices and of course nuts. they will negotiate prices, but nuts were priced the same throughout there are the usual tourist items but we were there to soak up the atmosphere and colourful displays of local produce

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maputo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The market has fresh veggies, fruits, etc. if you're a foreigner then there is few things you may want to observe: 1. When buying in kilos, their weight scales are manuals and are "played" in a way to give you less then a kilo in products while it shows as 1 kg as results (fake results). If you have your... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place offers the most amazing seafood ever. Once you eat here you will not tolerate the South African seafood joints. The pricing is awesome. The Rand is 5x stronger than their currency. Great place to take the whole family. People hardly ever smoke in this place and there are no signs that say it is a smoking free zone.... More 

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South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Market was surprisingly clean.. and fruit looked pretty fresh.. Just watch out.. as a tourist they do increase prices of cashew nuts etc for you.. so bargain a bit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

For a European tourist, African markets are always worthy of a visit. Maputo's is no exception. Smell the fish, appreciate the spices, and explore!

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Bloemfontein
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Locals and tourists rub shoulders to look (and buy) fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, homemade chutneys and fish. Whilst the sellers of produce (with the exception of those selling nuts) are rather laidback, sellers of souvenirs may be rather up your face and aggressive. The golden rule is (as always when visiting foreign countries): respect the locals and what they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This huge market includes spices, meats, fish, handicrafts, and clothing. The workers are friendly, but ask before taking their photo. Look for the young lady who sings beautifully while she works. This market is also a kind of community meeting place, with political banners all over the walls. No visit to Maputo is complete without a walkthrough here.

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This market is typical of what you would find in a major city. It's a mixture of local produce and tourist wares. Those selling the latter will be going for the hard sell, while those selling fruits and cashews etc have more fixed prices and are less concerned whether you buy from them or not. The market is arranged in... More 

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