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Sandaga

Dakar, Senegal
+229 96 20 53 20
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Very Fun!

Sandaga Market was very fun, lively, and colorful. I purchased a lot of beautiful items here... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
KittenMimieux
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
in the very center of Dakar

Open air market formed by a couple of streets ! Here you find a lot of rubbish , and not much more... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
kingofpeppange
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Peppange, Luxembourg
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The city's main market.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good27%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
6 Feb 2018
“in the very center of Dakar”
24 Mar 2018
“Very Fun!”
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Dakar, Senegal
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+229 96 20 53 20
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Sandaga Market was very fun, lively, and colorful. I purchased a lot of beautiful items here. Definitely do not go with the price given. It is OKAY to haggle down. Not too far down, but don't overpay. Don't pay 30,000 CFA for a dress. LOL....More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Open air market formed by a couple of streets ! Here you find a lot of rubbish , and not much more : only rubbish !! Hasslefree walking around is impossible if you are white ! From the first minute you will have a couple...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

You cannot come to Dakar and not go to Sandaga. It is the market downtown where you can find all kind of articles that you are looking for. Be careful of pickpockets and people trying to sell you fake stuff. But at the end you...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Went here on a public holiday, so although open not so many people around. Certainly found it worthwhile in terms of seeing what produce was available and at what prices. Haggling allowed.

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

Be ready to haggle! I loved every part of it! It is hard if you are not used to it, but just be prepared. Not sure that this should be a tourist destination, but it is good to get a feel for Senegalese day-to-day living.

Thank deboraflowers
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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

This is probably the worst beginner tourist destination ever. You can find pretty much anything you want to in here, but you have to haggle for it. The prices they start out with are more than what you would've paid for it in U.S. You...More

Thank wdfyffe
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

I read up Sandaga market on Trip Advisor from others who had visited the market. For someone who hates bargaining, thinking of going to Sandaga was a real nightmare. I was in Dakar on day 3 of a 5 day workshop, so I had the...More

3  Thank jToweett
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

A market to get your souvenirs, make sure you haggle with them about prices. The fabric building which is where the tailors can make your custom clothing. The textiles are expensive here compared to other places but the tailoring is a good price (10 USD...More

2  Thank TrotaAye3
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is a big crowded, chaotic market. On the upside, you can find bout anything your looking for there. Clothes, baskets, carvings, masks...you name it, its probably there. You can get a good price too if you haggle. Keep in mind when negotiating, there is...More

1  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

Sandaga is a big, bustling market, similar to many markets I have been to in West African countries, but if you are in Dakar, its a fun place to go to experience a facet of Senegalese life and culture...or to pick up some souvenirs to...More

3  Thank AnneAdamson
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