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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts,...

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.

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Typical souvenir market

You won't see any locals shopping here because all of the shops cater to the tourist market. Rows and rows of almost the same stuff, although a couple of booths will feature folks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is 'the' market in CT's CBD. It has everything imaginable, is very clean and safe and the vendors are very personable and friendly. Go!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't see any locals shopping here because all of the shops cater to the tourist market. Rows and rows of almost the same stuff, although a couple of booths will feature folks who actually made some of the goods. Just roll up your sleeves and prepare to bargain because they expect you to not pay the first price. One... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything from paintings to clothing to beaded handiworks. Support the local artists directly by shopping here.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brief visit before flight back, nice market for souvenirs, friendly people and vibe...be prepared to haggle, but that's part of the charm

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Landskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thouroughly enjoyed our time spent in Greenmarket Square. Diversity of market stands and easy to find lovely thing to buy. Even if you do not want to buy anything it is a good place to visit!

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Thank Meg S
Ventnor City, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to pick up inexpensive gifts to take home. A very nice selection and willingness to bargain.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of arts and crafts....be prepare to bargain since the asking price is at least 50% more than the actual price.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the area, and have a bit of time, then it's a nice compact market to walk round. There some interesting things to buy, and presents or mementos to take home. Lots of Africana, which is also available in lots of other tourist hot spots too!

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market is made up of 100's of vendors set up in small stalls selling everything from knick knacks to beautiful handmade scarves to hand made wooden 10foot giraffes You are almost expected to barter with the merchants and everyone we encountered was friendly and not pushy There are many stalls selling the same thing so it's a good idea... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to pick up souvenirs. Go at closing time around 3-4pm for the best bargains. Also great walking tours start from here if interested in history.

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