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MERCADO MUNICIPAL (Municipal Market) - MAPUTO - Mozambique
THE BIGGEST MARKET IN MOZ: MERCADO MUNICIPAL (Municipal Market) - MAPUTO

Looking for Souvenirs and “crafts”? You will find it at the back of the Municipal Market in Maputo. For some reason they try to hide this fairly large section of souvenirs and art objects. Paintings, wooden handicrafts and all sorts of items from real handmade artefacts to absolute kitsch. The odd bit of North American Indian Dreamcatchers are side by side with plastic keychains and wooden Rondavels (traditional round thatch houses).

Because of its location the section practically buzzes when real tourists enter. They are happy to quietly negotiate a price with you. The atmosphere is very polite and you should negotiate accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: THIEVES OPERATE AT THE ENTRANCE AND ARE VERY EASY TO SEE


What to buy: I bought 4 wooden Rondavels (pictured) for $3. The selection runs from traditional to total tourist. There are about 15 stalls.

What to pay: It’s all negotiable!

Address: Avenida 25 de Setembro, Maputo

Directions: The central market in the "Baixa" (downtown area) just East of the Train Station

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2008
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