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Albert Market

Liberation Avenue, Banjul, Gambia
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The 'Royal Albert' always worth a visit if in Banjul and an hour to spare.

Might be serious shopping for the initiated, fish, fruit and veg, fabrics or a browse around the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Handbag shopping

At the back of Albert market is the craft market is the craft area. We picked up a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Paul F
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  • Average21%
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“taxi driver” (8 reviews)
“local crafts” (4 reviews)
Liberation Avenue, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Might be serious shopping for the initiated, fish, fruit and veg, fabrics or a browse around the many craft stalls at the back. Always a bargin to be had with a bit of negotiation and this time of year some real photo treats as the...More

Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed 1 May 2017

At the back of Albert market is the craft market is the craft area. We picked up a beautiful handbag and leather bracelet as well as a great piece of cloth all at the right price

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Albert Market, Banjul is indeed the go to place to buy anything, be it local art curios, local fabrics or readymade clothes, shoes and knic knacs. The advantage - you can find all of it in one place. The disadvantage - for people not comfortable...More

1  Thank Ulupi T
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely market with fantastic people their was a lot to choose from the carvings were brilliant I did uy a few but it was very hot when myself and my husband went the locals are very friendly the don't try and rip you of that's...More

1  Thank sharonrogerson2
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A peek into a real local experience of a market. Knowing that you won't be getting your groceries there, the people at the market don't hassle you but go about their way as usual. You can sit and have a drink at the end, and...More

1  Thank reizendenicole
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting but very smelly and a lot of flies wouldn't go there on your own as quite scary don't think I would buy food, we went more for fabrics and gifts, and only pay 1/3 what they ask for.

2  Thank paular1246
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Very interesting to see but very very busy , the shop owners are very pushy which can be a bit to much at times. Very interesting to see items being made although the fish can be very smelly and full of flies. Amazing to see...More

1  Thank Ali H
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is the oldest & largest market in Banjul. Here you can buy everything from food to household goods, and also local crafts. Although Gambia is fairly safe, watch your purse or wallet. Haggling is a must. The craft shops will be very persistent but...More

Thank Doreen O
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We tried to visit the market at our own, but Always hassled by different locals who wanted to be our guide, who knows the things always better and who are only intreseted in the tip. The food market is different, don't mind the thousands of...More

2  Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Awful scary place. Full of bad smells and desperate people trying to make a living 😦😱😱👃We did buy a beautiful mask and met a holy man . Not somewhere I would return unlike Gambia itself. We have returned since Albert Market and enjoy other parts...More

Thank denig98
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