African Art Shop: "Buying souvenirs" Top 5 Page for this destination Benghazi Shopping Tip by sachara
Benghazi Shopping: 2 reviews and 5 photos
If you didn't find nice local things in te authentic souqs, you can go to Sharia Omar al-Mukhtar, the main shopping street with lots of shops. When I visited in 2006 there were not many shops with local craft, but we found a African Art Shop. It was an amazing collection of nice and less pretty things. Cupper, leather, jewellery, fur, books, postcards. The shopkeeper was sitting at a small balcony drinking tea or coffee and overlooking the shop.
What to buy: It was the first place where I found postcards in Benghazi. Lots of cupperwork, jewellery and leather bags. Not only Libyan, but from more places of the continent.
Address: Sharia Omar al-Mukhtar
Directions: Sharia Omar al-Mukhtar runs from the Corniche in north-east direction to the Freedom Square
Theme: Local Craft
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