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Central Market

Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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This bustling, lively open-air market offers a variety of goods for sale including fruit, herbs, spices and potions.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay, so I should start by saying that i whole heartedly disagree with some of the other reviews here regarding the hassle that you will see at this market. We have travelled extensively (including Thailand and Marrakech) and the level of 'hassling' here is practicaly...More

Thank RossyCains
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are going to Port Louis, do not miss this market and its adjacent streets. a ground floor very colorful gathering fruits, vegetables, caring herbs (very beautiful photos as a result) and the first floor with local artisans (and some made in China...). But...More

Thank LaBoi6469
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great watching the hustle and bustle in the fish and fruit markets. However not one of the stall holders in the craft/clothes one let you look around without them hassling you to buy. A big put off and wouldn't return again. The market in...More

Thank Getaweigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vegetable market is very busy but has a good buzz with lots of photo opportunities, my Mauritian family shop here so I imagine the prices must be reasonable. The craft/souvenir market upstairs was ok, plenty of choice, you are able to look without being...More

Thank Hertstraveller8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, you will have to fight to proceed without being stopped. You will have to fight to pay the right price. But hell... we enjoyed it sooo much!!! At least was funny. Worth the visit!

Thank prustyilchaun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of stands with vegetables, meet, food and souvenirs. When you can buy some suvenir, you must bargain, because their prices are very big. We bargain from 2000 Mur to 500 Mur. Meal is for very good prices. You can try a...More

Thank Petr P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of people main market. Port Louis’ rightly famous central market, the center of the local economy since Victorian times, is a good place to get a feel for the everyday life of many locals. Watch the hawkers at work and buy some souvenirs. Most...More

Thank Mauritius T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wird of caution for foreigners. There have been cases reported where some unscrupulous vendors had requested enormous amount for petty spices. Beware. Visit any shopping mall if you need spices.

1  Thank Ravi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This central market is nice to visit once but its not great. Theres nothing that sets it apart, it's not very clean. The non food items on sale aren't really cheap and you have to negotiate for every little thing. When you ask for a...More

1  Thank Isa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my wife had gone for some shopping in this place.. its a crowded market where one gets to bargain a lot and u can find some cheap products also..

1  Thank ankurkandoi
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