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Souvenirs, souvenirs and more Panama souvenirs

excellent place to get clothing, furniture, ethnic and national trinkets, can just past this place... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Alfredo M
The best place for buying fruit or vegetables, great experience!

Very easy to get there from the albrook station, fruit and vegetables are very fresh for very good... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
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26 Dec 2017
“Souvenirs, souvenirs and more Panama souvenirs”
16 Oct 2016
“The best place for buying fruit or vegetables, great experience!”
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

excellent place to get clothing, furniture, ethnic and national trinkets, can just past this place by, just 2 train stops away. 10 minutes and you're there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alfredo M
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very easy to get there from the albrook station, fruit and vegetables are very fresh for very good price. Place looks dirty, but it is said that it is safe, just don't be scared. It is much better if you know Spanish, because merchants does...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank wrudo
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We went here to buy fresh fruit and veg for our imminent crossing in our yacht to the Galapogos. Not only is the produce here fresh it has never been refrigerated and so keeps much better than the more expensive stuff you buy in the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TheObserverWiltshire
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This vegetable and fruit market is quite an experince. It's a wholesale market but there are also some stands that sell small units. You can drive through with your car (25cents), either park (hard to find) and go by foot or negotiate from your car...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank difelidi
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Generally the Mercado de Abastos is pretty much the cheapest and definitely the place where you can almost all you're looking for in one shot. I've gone to street markets on the way to Chanis, to the markets near Machetazo in San Miguelito and the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
6  Thank artedalia
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Good in and out place for all your fresh and cheap needs. Women, expect to be harrased, specially by the guys selling plantains. They say some of the raunchiest things you can imagine. So if you're with your lady, just let it slide and be...More

2  Thank JulioJ15
Reviewed 13 October 2013

The mercado de abastos is where all supermarkets including Riba Smith go to get their vegetables and fruit. It's not only for them though, anyone can enter this market. You only have to pay $0.25 per car (not sure if you get charged if you...More

Date of experience: October 2013
6  Thank fhr1969
Reviewed 13 August 2013

If local markets make you feel a bit uncomfortable, then Panama City's Mercado de Abastos is not for you! But, if you're like me and love to bargain for cheap fruits and vegetables while prowling the nooks and crannies of a great city market, then...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank Jeannie M
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Response from artedalia | Reviewed this property |
yes they are! they might close a little earlier. some people say noon but I have seen some sellers still there past noon but to get good variety/options I would say het there by 9 or 10 max.
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