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Big market

At lower end of Main Street area Big area On many levels Seems safe but watch your pockets Usual... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Tralee, Ireland
via mobile
a lot of ...everything

The big Central Market is arguably the most interesting and exciting place to visit in Ouagadougou... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Peppange, Luxembourg
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23 Oct 2017
“Big market”
26 Jan 2018
“Excellent ”
A fire destroyed the biggest of the area street markets in 2003, so other centers have popped up around the town for arts and crafts, foodstuffs and souvenirs.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Burkina Faso and wish to purchase local craft go to LE MARCHÉ ARTISANAL. It is NOT a food market. Rather it is a closed outdoor market we’re artisans sell their products with a sponsorship from the government to help artisans develop...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

At lower end of Main Street area Big area On many levels Seems safe but watch your pockets Usual African stuff for sale Nothing special Worth a look

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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

I was alone to visit there and felt bad. A lot of people shouted Chinois: it means Chinese !! Ni xao!! Chingchongchang!! in violently. Mostly, shop seller standing infront of me and fallowed. Sometimes they grabbed my arm. I tried to ignore and finally made...More

3  Thank efharistoparakalo
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The big Central Market is arguably the most interesting and exciting place to visit in Ouagadougou ! From cloths to handycrafts and meat , you find everything you need - and also , and above all , you'll find eveything you do not need ,...More

1  Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The central market is vast, covering a number of buildings, streets and open air areas. If you are an obvious foreigner you are likely to be hassled a lot. Market vibe safe, and you can pretty much find anything you want. If you're up for...More

Thank Matvl
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I just went there to see how it looks like to be in the african markets, and it was complete upto my expectations.. Very crowded and very smelly, people can anytime grab your hand for ur attention, and you just have to say sorry to...More

Thank Jagdesh K
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

They have beautiful hand made baskets, that caught my attention instantly, place is dirty, very dirty, and trading is difficult if you don't speak French or jula. It's pretty interesting to find all kinds of stuffs there. Fabric is relatively cheaper there too.

Thank caveconsult
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Not many tourists visit Burkina Faso, that is probably the reason that a visit to the Grand marché is not a very pleasant experience. Be ready for constantly being dragged from one shop to the next by people that target you as their own property....More

Thank Yoav S
Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have to say quite a lot of the artefacts here are available in other African countries. The baskets here are a good buy with several stalls offering colourful selections. I bought two sturdy baskets which will be great for big supermarket shops. This is...More

2  Thank Reports
Reviewed October 8, 2014

the markets of Burkina are such a vibrant explosion of colour and life, well worth a visit, the cloth that is made in Burkina, if you feel good at haggling and are capable in French or have someone who is then this is the place...More

1  Thank Heather A
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