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Address: Roseau, Dominica

A historic cobbled square often crowded with vegetable vendors.

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Haggle with the vendors for souvenirs

This is the place to buy souvenirs such as refrigerator magnets, painted tiles, hats and T-shirts. It's the typical cruise-ship port offering.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roseau's waterfront and the area surrounding Old Market Square are colorful and authentic--probably the least spoiled capital city left in the Caribbean Islands. (There is no vulgar gated cruise port at the harbor with obscene chain stores like Diamonds Intl, Columbian Gems, etc.) We found the compact and low-rise cityscape to be wildly varied with architecture ranging from old wood... More 

Thank charlesthebarles
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to buy souvenirs such as refrigerator magnets, painted tiles, hats and T-shirts. It's the typical cruise-ship port offering.

1 Thank AlliecatOOB
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting area and the stalls only really come out if there are cruise ships in. Great old cobbled square and pavments which are really uneven, so watch your footing. Felt most of the stalls were selling similar tourist items but did not see anyone buying anyjthing. Look for the Slave Market buiding which was amazing and full... More 

Thank Kirktoncoll
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always getting out and about where the local population works, shops and socialize is the best way to learn about a different country and their culture. We visited with ladies while they braided our hair and enjoyed learning about coconuts and coconut water as we sipped fresh coconut water right after it was prepared for us on the street! You... More 

Thank Lynnwest
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

You can see a bit of the local life and culture here. Fairly scabby surroundings, but a lot of history if you look close enough in certain areas. The people are friendly and worth a visit if you've time.

Thank Scott D
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I went to the market several times. It was interesting to see all the different types of food. The people were all very friendly. Nobody bothered me to buy anything. I bought a coconut for 1dollar. The fresh coconut juice was amazing.

Thank bnice2dogs
Orlando, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were disappointed in the experience. It is dirty, crowded and many with stray dogs everywhere it was heart breaking. I would avoid downtown and catch a taxi to one of the beautiful falls, springs or inside island activities.

Thank Robin B
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

On the surface, this appears to be just another "tacky tourist" stop...yet it is oozing with history. There is an old concrete slab by the red fountain...and this is where the slave market was - before emancipation. The cobblestones in the market are original as well... it is too bad that more people don't realize the sad history which took... More 

Thank GBishome
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A bit frustrating to have dollars rejected because one bill had a tiny tear near the top, so make sure you have perfect bills. This was a typical Caribbean market with something for everyone, but it can get warm! Bring plenty of water!

Thank CherylandBrett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

You can by tropical fruits or local hand made gifts from here. The prices are very reasonable and you can listen to the Calypso music while you shop.

Thank Sirin S

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