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Address: Roseau, Dominica
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A historic cobbled square often crowded with vegetable vendors.

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A Bit Of Local Life To See

You can see a bit of the local life and culture here. Fairly scabby surroundings, but a lot of history if you look close enough in certain areas. The people are friendly and worth... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Scott D
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see a bit of the local life and culture here. Fairly scabby surroundings, but a lot of history if you look close enough in certain areas. The people are friendly and worth a visit if you've time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the market several times. It was interesting to see all the different types of food. The people were all very friendly. Nobody bothered me to buy anything. I bought a coconut for 1dollar. The fresh coconut juice was amazing.

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Thank bnice2dogs
Orlando, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were disappointed in the experience. It is dirty, crowded and many with stray dogs everywhere it was heart breaking. I would avoid downtown and catch a taxi to one of the beautiful falls, springs or inside island activities.

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Thank Robin B
Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

On the surface, this appears to be just another "tacky tourist" stop...yet it is oozing with history. There is an old concrete slab by the red fountain...and this is where the slave market was - before emancipation. The cobblestones in the market are original as well... it is too bad that more people don't realize the sad history which took... More 

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Thank GBishome
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A bit frustrating to have dollars rejected because one bill had a tiny tear near the top, so make sure you have perfect bills. This was a typical Caribbean market with something for everyone, but it can get warm! Bring plenty of water!

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Kyrenia
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89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

You can by tropical fruits or local hand made gifts from here. The prices are very reasonable and you can listen to the Calypso music while you shop.

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Thank Sirin S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We arrive by local bus which was an experience in itself. Market was on Sunday morning mostly food fruits and fish. There is however some crafts in the town where there are a few stalls to look at. Did manage to find a few things to bring back with me.

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Thank loraine s
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The shopping that is around the sqaure for the most part is in pop up stands that you are used to through out the Caribbean. It is an easy walking tour around the area, it does get steep if you go farther inland toward the Stadium. All the people are very friendly and there are some restaurants and bars for... More 

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Thank Andrew T
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very interesting island with a market that's been in continuous use for generations. Well worth the stop. Right across from the cruise terminal.

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Port Rowan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This was an OK market to shop at. The vendors where not too pushy and where generally pleasant to deal with. There were quite a few vendors when we where there, but we arrived on a cruise ship, so I think all the vendors opened up for us. Allot of the vendors had the same items, so after a while... More 

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