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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh...

This market area is extremely crowded on weekends as locals cart in fresh foods to sell.

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I personally would not recommend it as a tourist attraction. It is very crowded and though it may not have been physically dirty, it gave me the impression of being very dirty... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
KaayJ
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Arima, Trinidad
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Arima, Trinidad
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I personally would not recommend it as a tourist attraction. It is very crowded and though it may not have been physically dirty, it gave me the impression of being very dirty. However, if you want fair priced produce and an inexpensive local lunch and local fruit juices, have a walk through. Prices can be negotiated also (not by much).

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Thank KaayJ
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful! So much to see and learn. Vendors very friendly and happy to explain names of fruits and vegetables and how they prepare them! A great experience not to be missed! Buy sorrell, ginger and anise and make the drink, it is very tasty. boil, strain, add sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Thank Traci H
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We know St Vincent well and are always amazed at the state of the road leading from the port. St Vincent is a beautiful island but most people dont see beyond the town which really needs much work if it hopes to entice international visitors. We visited the 9 mornings event which is great and stayed the night in Kingstown.... More 

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Thank maurren
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the other reviews I can't believe we are talking about the same place. We disembarked the cruise ship and walked into the town and within thirty minutes had been offered Heroin, crystal meth, cocaine and cannabis! We were a group of young couples and perhaps they wrongly presume young brits are interested in drugs! When been offered the... More 

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Thank Victoria P
Liverpool
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270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Saturday is local market day mainly for the locals. Kingston not geared up for tourists.

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Thank Ken18
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The central market building in Kingstown meant to house the vendors has been much of a waste of money. The majority are on the first floor (there are 3 floors) or on the outside of the building, choking the roadways. Make shift carts and vendors cover the area, making it somewhat difficult to maneuver through the area. The fish market... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see here I'm afraid. Busy, cramped and you can see the poverty. It does give you a feel for local culture, but there's not much of it. Get out and see the island / islands if you can.

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3 Thank Scott D
Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived early from a cruise ship to see the town gearing up for the days business. there is a thriving fish market, as well as fruit and vegetable sellers everywhere. This is not a pretty town with no concessions too tourists but that is part of its attraction

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1 Thank Ges R
Wollongong, Australia
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712 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Just like the old days everything is organised by sections. Fish, vegetables, meat, grocery items etc. The waterfront is historic and gives a sense of life of a bygone era.

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Westmnster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

St. Vincent is very agricultural and full of entrepreneurs and this market is an endless fascination of produce and goods. Folks operating the stands can be quite conversational, so relax and chat with the locals and learn something about where you are. Interesting is the availability of medicinal herbs (I tried, yes they work) which we might only find in... More 

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