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Big market

At lower end of Main Street area Big area On many levels Seems safe but watch your pockets Usual... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
samboDublin
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Tralee, Ireland
via mobile
a lot of ...everything

The big Central Market is arguably the most interesting and exciting place to visit in Ouagadougou... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
kingofpeppange
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Peppange, Luxembourg
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A fire destroyed the biggest of the area street markets in 2003, so other centers have popped up around the town for arts and crafts, foodstuffs and souvenirs.
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

If you are in Burkina Faso and wish to purchase local craft go to LE MARCHÉ ARTISANAL. It is NOT a food market. Rather it is a closed outdoor market we’re artisans sell their products with a sponsorship from the government to help artisans develop...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

At lower end of Main Street area Big area On many levels Seems safe but watch your pockets Usual African stuff for sale Nothing special Worth a look

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I was alone to visit there and felt bad. A lot of people shouted Chinois: it means Chinese !! Ni xao!! Chingchongchang!! in violently. Mostly, shop seller standing infront of me and fallowed. Sometimes they grabbed my arm. I tried to ignore and finally made...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank efharistoparakalo
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The big Central Market is arguably the most interesting and exciting place to visit in Ouagadougou ! From cloths to handycrafts and meat , you find everything you need - and also , and above all , you'll find eveything you do not need ,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The central market is vast, covering a number of buildings, streets and open air areas. If you are an obvious foreigner you are likely to be hassled a lot. Market vibe safe, and you can pretty much find anything you want. If you're up for...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Matvl
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I just went there to see how it looks like to be in the african markets, and it was complete upto my expectations.. Very crowded and very smelly, people can anytime grab your hand for ur attention, and you just have to say sorry to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

They have beautiful hand made baskets, that caught my attention instantly, place is dirty, very dirty, and trading is difficult if you don't speak French or jula. It's pretty interesting to find all kinds of stuffs there. Fabric is relatively cheaper there too.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank caveconsult
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Not many tourists visit Burkina Faso, that is probably the reason that a visit to the Grand marché is not a very pleasant experience. Be ready for constantly being dragged from one shop to the next by people that target you as their own property....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank yoavs388
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I have to say quite a lot of the artefacts here are available in other African countries. The baskets here are a good buy with several stalls offering colourful selections. I bought two sturdy baskets which will be great for big supermarket shops. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

the markets of Burkina are such a vibrant explosion of colour and life, well worth a visit, the cloth that is made in Burkina, if you feel good at haggling and are capable in French or have someone who is then this is the place...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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