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The typical city Market

It is a very interesting place for visitors that are visiting Benin republic for the first time. It... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Anago James Ake... O
Lagos State, Nigeria
via mobile
Stressful but rewarding

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Lagos, Nigeria
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27 Jul 2018
“The typical city Market”
29 Sep 2018
“Not for the fainthearted”
Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
+229 61 78 95 80
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The market is large and there is also a building with 2 stories of kiosks mainly selling material and jewellery. If it has just been raining, the sellers take longer to open their kiosks and the outside area becomes muddy and messy with lots of...More

2  Thank Whereintheworlf
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Please I need help on where to buy plain and pattern in Benin Republic. Please I need help on how to buy. Thank you

18  Thank ifeabidakungbemisola
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

It is a very interesting place for visitors that are visiting Benin republic for the first time. It is a quick and practical way of meeting the people. There are diverse items here to be purchased but the negotiation for the prices of products could...More

2  Thank Anago James Ake... O
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, colourful, smelly, crowdy street market where you can find almost everything you may need. Get prepared to negotiate for hours for every little thing. The only non-negotiable prices are for wax tissues (there are so many!). Definitely my favourite place in Cotonou.

1  Thank Luca R
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was unable to buy anything because the market was too stressful and extremely rowdy. I left with nothing.

1  Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your budget. Loads of colourful and lovely ankara (African prints) to be purchased from here. Be sure to always bargain cos prices quoted are way higher...More

11  Thank TitiDokubo
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Marche Dantokpa has everything. Fast moving, feels safe, lots of fabrics. Baguettes & mini doughnuts for sale as you walk around. Prices are quoted higher for Yovo's, so go about ⅓ of what is quoted.

3  Thank Ally J
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during five - day stay in Cotonou. Big and busy. Had a guide to take us to jewellery and fabrics sections. Prices reasonable.

2  Thank Passenger584063
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This Marche Dantokpa consist of all the things that you wish to buy in Cotonou in retails, both African designers wears made in BENIN Republic, Motor spare parts, Fish, African food stuffs, located opposite the CITY Center Mall known for currency exchange, Gold jeweries, and...More

6  Thank Pastor Donchris... A
Reviewed 9 July 2016

It was a very good market in Cotonou. Very recently there was a fire and many damage but the government is doing his best to get back this place. So just way a little bit to see this over with all the good things could...More

1  Thank Arcade J
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