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Maputo Central Market

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Address: Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique

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A Good place to shop and feel the goods of Africa

On a trip to Maputo we went to the central marked. People that works here is really friendly , is a safe area. Besides the cultural interest is a good place to buy excellent curry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pedro E
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing location with local feel to have taste of mozambique. Excellent variety and dont miss the cashew here

Thank Duraisamy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This market has always been on the visitors list to visit but it is little more than fresh produce for local shopping and has a surprisingly large number of stall selling hair. I don't know how many people travel to Maputo for a weave but if you are looking for hair, this market appears to be the place these days.... More 

Thank Richardbent
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour chatting to locals in the market. A variety of fresh produce and cashew nuts on offer. The market reflects the pulse of life here. Worth a visit. A must see attraction.

Thank nirmalasingh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip to Maputo we went to the central marked. People that works here is really friendly , is a safe area. Besides the cultural interest is a good place to buy excellent curry and fruits.

Thank Pedro E
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The old market built at the beginning of the 20th century burned a few years ago and was rebuilt in its old style. It is a beautiful piece of architecture. Lots of products can be found inside, especially fresh ones, like fruits, vegetables, spices and fish. Some butchers have small shops around it. The place is clean. But the vendors... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place e near my office. I used to go to buy cashew nut and some other fruits for my lunch and tea time. Founded more than one handred years ago this place preserves the architectural aspects which confers a postcard of the city. If you came to Maputo never miss to visit this place.

Thank Pedro T
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have seen cleaner markets yet there was a variety and an atmosphere that was truly unique. The flies and unwashed hands did prevent me from buying anything but I would not have wanted to miss this.

Thank AbleDanger
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love this market because you can find all the basics. Because it is a busy place things are usually fresh. I always visit this place to buy the organic honey when I am in Maputo. The fruits were also good. There is nothing exotic though so don't expect to satisfy a fantasy. All regular market produce is available here.

Thank Neotrax233
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This bustling market showcases Maputo produce as well as some souvenirs. In any other place, it would be a fun place to visit. Although I'd still suggest that you visit, you can't really take pictures and the locals are just not that friendly. Visit with caution.

Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This historical building is a "must visit". After a big fire, it was recently refurbished and got a upgraded. One must be very careful... petty theft is a major problem. The place and surroundings need a good clean up!!!! Make sure you park in gated the parking lot. Leave valuables at home and keep cellphones and wallets well secured.


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