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Assomado Market

Durchzugstrassevon Praia nach Tarrafal, Assomada, Santiago 7310, Cape Verde
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the colors, the noises, the smells, the location: it all adds up to the experience of visiting this... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Jo D
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Leuven, Belgium
Great place to experience a Cape Verde market

Stopped here during our island tour specifically to visit the market. It opens on Wednesdays and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
David A
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“fruit” (4 reviews)
“saturday” (4 reviews)
“boa” (2 reviews)
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Durchzugstrassevon Praia nach Tarrafal, Assomada, Santiago 7310, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

the colors, the noises, the smells, the location: it all adds up to the experience of visiting this local market, that offers veggies, fish, wood, meat etc etc. On a Wednesday or Saturday the whole of Assomada is turned into a market.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here during our island tour specifically to visit the market. It opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays, we went on a Saturday. It it a bustling interesting place with a two storey indoor part and large outdoor area around the outside of the building. Here...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We went to this market on wednesday with high expectations. But our trip became a huge dissapointment. The market has changed to a furniture market. Only one or two stalls with fruits and vegetables are left. Because we thought we might have made a mistake...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Just two Miles from Assomado there’s Boa Entrada, with a 500 year old extremely large tree. We only knew, because our taxidriver wanted to show us. He takes you across the whole island by the way and is one of the few native taxidrivers that...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Assomada, Santiago's second biggest town and its agricultural center, lies at an altitude of 550m asl. Well known is its market, which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday and which attracts a lot of locals. The most photogenic part is, where they sell fruit and...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Walked here from our guesthouse one morning. It's a wonderful insight into all the local produce and farmers' lives. There are two main areas/buildings - one with food, meat, veg, fruit etc - and the other with clothing. The food one was definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

we stopped here on the way to Tarrafal to buy some fruits and visit the scenery. I thought we were the only tourists in the whole city of Assomada and in particar on the market. People did not really regard us much and of course...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a typical west African market, and great to walk around and look at the wares on offer. We bought some fruit with the help of our guide, as we did not want to pay over the top! Many of the stalls have similar...More

1  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The market in Assomada on a Saturday is amazing - noisy with so much activity. The roads around are clogged with cars, people and buses bringing goods to market and with shoppers. There is everything here from fruit and veg to live chickens and huge...More

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