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Ouagadougou Markets

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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a lot of ...everything

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

Reviewed 14 March 2017
kingofpeppange
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Peppange, Luxembourg
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Big, well stocked, busy market

The central market is vast, covering a number of buildings, streets and open air areas. If you are... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Matvl
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good48%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
13 Mar 2017
“a lot of ...everything”
20 Aug 2016
“Big, well stocked, busy market”
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Reviewed 14 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

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

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 24 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

Thank Jagdesh K
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.

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

Thank Yoav S
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

2  Thank Reports
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

1  Thank Heather A
Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

Such a nice place to buy original souvenirs Made by those People Who sell them. Be' careful for the price, since you are a tourist they would start with higher prices, i have been there with local People that's why i know. The place is...More

2  Thank MANUELADREAMS
Reviewed 20 November 2012

The Grand Marche is not for your first time visitor to West Africa. The merchants are in business to sell and they view the "Nasara" as a great possible customer. That being said, I had no problems and was not inconvenienced by the attention I...More

6  Thank GuyCotton
Reviewed 31 May 2012

I found the market wonderful, especially for textiles. Amazing indigo, mud cloth, batik and wax prints. Wonderful clothing and wonderful people.

4  Thank sparkleJoburg
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