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Maputo Central Market

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

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I love this market because you can find all the basics. Because it is a busy place things are usually fresh. I always visit this place to buy the organic honey when I am in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this market because you can find all the basics. Because it is a busy place things are usually fresh. I always visit this place to buy the organic honey when I am in Maputo. The fruits were also good. There is nothing exotic though so don't expect to satisfy a fantasy. All regular market produce is available here.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bustling market showcases Maputo produce as well as some souvenirs. In any other place, it would be a fun place to visit. Although I'd still suggest that you visit, you can't really take pictures and the locals are just not that friendly. Visit with caution.

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Thank dmittleman
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historical building is a "must visit". After a big fire, it was recently refurbished and got a upgraded. One must be very careful... petty theft is a major problem. The place and surroundings need a good clean up!!!! Make sure you park in gated the parking lot. Leave valuables at home and keep cellphones and wallets well secured.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not understand why tour guides find it necessary to show tourists the local produce and meat market. I like produce as much as the next guy but I do feel compelled to see it in every city I visit. This one is no different than the other 100 I have looked at and it smells just as bad!

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Scarborough, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Thank Gio x
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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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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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