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Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Our central market is very busy but not on a Sunday. Its a market and you will find many items from food to beauty treatments. Those women who like hair extensions they will find it too but be careful to buy fake hair and do...More

9  Thank Funhe
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Mozambique is a combination of corruption, lawlessness, incredible inequity and easy access to guns through neighboring south Africa!! The police forces is at best, absolutely useless and at worst highly corrupted! From the minute you step in, you are s target for being conned by...More

5  Thank Yalda M
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were travelling from Bilene to Maputo on our way back to South Africa.I must say...the driving in Maputo is on another level.even driving in Johanesdburg isn't that hectic but oh well we made it alive and safe.we drove down to the marked where everyone...More

1  Thank Kedibone M
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Its a local market with fruits and vegetables being sold to local and to tourists. The tourist prices seems pretty hiked but the market is very clean and organized. Attached to the vegetable market are several shops packed with Chinese products not many local products...More

Thank Faisal R
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

A great place to go in a group but u do get mobbed by traders so a bit uneasy at first.later u settle and get used to the hustlers and accustomed to prices etc

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the market, there are different parts that is fish market, fresh vegatables and fruit, spices and herbs with traditional medicine, arts and crafts and clothing. There you can see and buy the biggest selection of hair, synthetic as well as real human...More

1  Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We went there expecting a bigger market with more varieties. It is mostly food and some souvenir shops also women stuff. Not so bad as well, we ended up buying some local yummy cashews. Recommend to visit but not as a main attraction as we...More

2  Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It is very important that a countries market reflects its cultural heritage and local produce proudly. However at tje Maputo market, you wont find this sentiment shared. I was appaled at how unhygienic the market was, how tourists get ripped off by exhorbitant prices and...More

1  Thank Chutzpah78
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A visit to this central market is well worth it. You can get really good bargains on bags, souvenirs, nuts, fresh produce and even hair. There's a little not of everything for everyone. I'd recommend about 2 hours for the trip.

1  Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

typical market that has survived (until now) the worldwide invasion by supermarkets and malls ! This market is clean , safe and hasslefree . When I was there , I probably was the only foreigner among all the locals !

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were a small group on a guided tour of Maputo that gave a great overview of the city and people. The food, fruit, vegetables and fish were all extremely fresh. I would buy food here.

Thank John G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The markets in Mozambique are always worth a visit. A huge variety of fruit and other foods for affordable prices. Traveller tip: If you're in Maputo, stock up on the abundance of delicious litchis as they're difficult and sometimes impossible to find the further north...More

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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
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