Greenmarket Square, Cape Town Central

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Browse the stalls of Greenmarket Square, a historic plaza in the capital city known for its colorful flea market. Built in the 1696, the square has had different uses during its long history, serving as a vegetable marketplace, a parking lot, and--infamously--as a slave trade market. Today you can bargain and haggle with the vendors who sell everything from local crafts and souvenirs to affordable clothing and jewelry. After checking out the merchandise, head to one of the surroundings cafes and restaurants to rest with a refreshing drink and people-watch. Put Greenmarket Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cape Town trip planning tool .
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  • We love wondering around Greenmarket Square looking for curious and clothes to take home. Its a lovely little place in the middle of town and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Cra...  more »
  • I am selling sandals in whole sale at favourable price. If interested we will discuss price. I see you have assorted african wears.  more »
  • Greenmarket Square in downtown Cape Town is a great place to find authentic African crafts. The vendors sell their wares out of small covered booths (most are about 10’ x 10’). The market is open ever...  more »
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  • Very nice place!!!! Hoy don't believe you are in Africa, the combination of styles in the architecture is very eclectic but wonderfully!!! The market special place where you can find whatever you want, especially local art. The street every Thursday has a very nice food square with a lot of very good places in which you can have a very good meal. The walking tour very good!!!!
  • Bags, paintings, salad bowls, spoons, bags, paintings, salad bowls, spoons, and more bags, paintings, salad bowls, and spoons. Did I mention spoons!? It's a market perfectly to shop for souvenirs to remember your trip to South Africa or little presents for your friends and family back home. The atmosphere is friendly and relatively relaxed, the sales clerks however know their jobs and are nicely persistent.
  • Overrated tourist attraction. Loads of African tourist artifacts to purchase. Nothing special, you can buy these items anywhere in Africa. Rather spend your time seeing how spectacular Cape Town is in all its natural beauty and visit the beaches, the national parks etc ...
  • As always vibey, a mix of African arts and crafts, contemporary art pieces and clothing. Bartering accepted, good location, restaurants and coffee shops all around all grade A. Mix of international cultures
  • It is always a great vibe with amazing local talent. little cafe's and beautiful African stalls.
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