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Wonderful traditional market

Wonderful traditional market in the middle of the city. Crowded,full of busy people, you can find whatever you can imagine, from the head of a donkey for spells, to beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Colungueando
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Madrid
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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful traditional market in the middle of the city. Crowded,full of busy people, you can find whatever you can imagine, from the head of a donkey for spells, to beautiful fabrics and clothing. Food, handcrafts, tools...just walk around.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Basically somewhere to go and get ripped off. Not worth it. Everyone wants to make a buck off any foreigners. Goshhh..,. I'd avoid it. You can buy your soveniers from the stores. Not worth the hassle.

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1 Thank devinewise
Girona, Spain
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

veru crowded on saturday atfernoon, full of african life but not of african handrycrafts, goog to spend one hour or so.

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1 Thank agusticassa
Olympia
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love African markets -- you never know who you might meet or what you might find around the next corner. That said, the Bamako central market is not for anyone who dislikes crowds or hangers-on. Two hours is my limit and I always go on Sunday, at a cooler time of day, with plenty of water and head covering,... More 

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1 Thank Thunderb0lt
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you want a pure African shopping experience, that's the place. Is not recommended with children.Very crowded place, it remembers me some market in Istanbul, or afro-arab movies. So is an interesting experience if you realy love Africa. Don't miss the artisans village inside (only accompanied by a trustful local, otherwise you will be cheated ).

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1 Thank Stefan B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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189 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Within a few kms is spread the market where you can get everything under the sun. so one stop shopping place. Local street shopping

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2 Thank sameer_cool
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

In the market you can find gold and silver but many other things in leather, musical instruments, textiles among other things, great place to bring with you a little of Mali

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2 Thank Elizabeth C
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a very interesting place. There you can find all interesting features of Mali. I especially recommend to visit that part of the market, where they sell copies of traditional works. There you can find sculptures and masks of high quality.

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1 Thank Petr K
Kayes, MALI, West Africa
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I love this market! I never see the same thing twice -- which may be a bit of a disadvantage. I often cannot return to stores I have enjoyed on previous visits. But that's okay, because the same things are sold at many shops. I like to go just to see what's new (esp. in the area of textiles).

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2 Thank Jennifer2838
Tijuana, Mexico
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210 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This ia a very interesting city and the gateway to the rest of MALI. Lots to see.Good hotels and eats. If going to Mopti, Djenne or Timbuktu, you go through here.

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