Marche de Fer, Port-au-Prince

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Head to Marche de Fer for an authentic Haiti flee market experience. The market continues to sell similar food and clothing as it did 150 years ago, keeping its authentic feel. It teems with vendors who will try to grab your attention and make a sale with you. Find fruits, vegetables, t-shirts, and shoes among other everyday goods. Bring a strong bargaining game as bartering is required to get a good deal. A local guide may be useful to steer you towards the best vendors. Make Marche de Fer a part of your Port-au-Prince vacation plans using our Port-au-Prince trip planner.
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  • It's a large market as in all the countries of the Latin America.. .with a lot of people! It is divided into two sections: one on the side of the craft and the other spices, rum... The bus dropped us at the entrance. We couldn't go for a walk around the streets. We had a guide for six people. Not to do. I recommend a guide for two people. The guide asks you what you want and it leads you to the right place. In fact, it shows you the kiosks that sell what you are looking for. Hence the importance of being a small number. People had a lot of fun to haggle with sellers (it was mutual). Other sellers of the kiosks are not disruptive, they talk to you. They want to know Lovin', since how long we arrived, for how long... The merchants were very nice. Some work in front of us. I wish I had more time, I would have liked to wander through aisles more... at least 1 hour... Most speak french and others are doing to speak french. We pay in U.S. funds
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  • A must visit the ors of the visit to Port to the Prince form of two halls a reserve has the craft and the other has food. I just learned that a fire destroyed the food section on the night of 12-13 February 2018.
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  • Tried to visit but was told it burned down a week ago Pity Central port au prince is safe Minimal hassle Worth a look Walk around Does not look too bad at all after quake No one hungry here Haiti’s fa...  more »
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