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CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville

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Good place to buy your souvenirs!

CAVA is big enough for you to find what you are looking for. Different artisan crafts shops are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
agonzalezmartin
Great choice of African crafts

CAVA has a variety of African arts and crafts, if you are looking for typical Ivorian you will have... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
nadinewct
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
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“cote d'ivoire”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place where local art is crafted just in frond of you! You have a lot of wooden decoration of all type. Just walked around the place and you will definitely find something you like. It is a perfect place to find souvenirs that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great artisan market, where you can find something for everyone on your gift list - beaded jewelry, wooden masks, paintings, shea and cocoa butter products, stuffed animals made from African fabric, paintings on glass, brass work, wooden statues, painted ostrich eggs, wooden bowls, baskets, leather-covered...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CAVA is big enough for you to find what you are looking for. Different artisan crafts shops are there, and you can walk around and visit them. People are overall friendly, and you can negotiate prices.

1  Thank agonzalezmartin
Reviewed 17 July 2018

this is a good spot for tourists to get artisan crafts and traditional items from cote D'Ivoire just be careful with the price which seems to be a little bit high for locals.

1  Thank atandrov A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

CAVA has a variety of African arts and crafts, if you are looking for typical Ivorian you will have to look well though as most vendors are from Mali, Burkina Faso or Senegal. The prices can be good, as long as it is a win-win...More

1  Thank nadinewct
Souleymane D, Gérant at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018
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bonjour et merci Nadinewct en effet on trouve au CAVA pratiquement tous ceux dont on rêve,du batiks aux toiles des...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

If you are more interested in local handicrafts and traditional works of country you visit, you should visit CAVA as you can purchase variety of materials such as wooden statue, jewellery, paintings, furnitures, clothes (African style), etc. Language will be a barrier if you cannot...More

2  Thank Shivasm07
Reviewed 4 January 2018

There are all types of treasures in this artists village. There is wood work, jewelry, light furniture, sculptures, fabrics, traditional clothing, musical instruments, and tons more. I would suggest that shoppers be fluent in French and comfortable with negotiations and bargaining. As, once the vendors...More

1  Thank Sholas007
Reviewed 5 October 2017

CAVA has a wide array of local arts and crafts (from fabrics, informal clothes, statues, jewellery, furniture, paintings, small-light-gifts, heavy gifts, you name it)! There are several stores of everything and a few sometimes significantly better than others. And the place is not small so...More

1  Thank evelynegomis
Souleymane D, Directeur général at CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017
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le Centre Artisanal de la Ville d'Abidjan '' le CAVA ' ' déborde d'objets d'arts très bien faits par des...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing time at CAVA. Here you will find everything from mirrors to bracelets to bowls to chairs. Most of it in a classic west African design. Should be visited!

1  Thank Anniken H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

In Abidjan for work and having already purchased lots of African art, I really liked this market. Many many different stalls w fabric, wood carvings, brass sculptures, clothes etc... But for me, the item that was particular to Côte d'Ivoire was painting on glass. Several...More

1  Thank Zahra R
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SherineK21
18 October 2017|
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Response from SouleymaneD41 | Property representative |
bonjour et merci pour cette question très importante , car sans des informations sur les les horaires de travail d' un centre artisanal comme le notre le visite est mal orienté. Alors voici les horaires Matin... More
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Aurelie C
23 April 2017|
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Bonjour chère Aurélie le Centre Artisanal de la Ville d'Abidjan '' LE CAVA "" est ouvert les Samedis Matin de 8 H " GMT ''jusqu' à 19 H '' GMT "" ainsi que les Dimanches mais fermeture à 17 H "" GMT ''
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Hello, if i rememeber well, it is open every day
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