Central Market, Port Louis

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Address: Corderie St, Port Louis, Mauritius

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:30 am - 11:30 am Details

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About Central Market, Port Louis

The Central Market is a world in itself and sells everything from textiles, vegetables, meats and herbs sold for various ailments. The buzzing market that is nestled among old buildings that have an old-world charm themselves, is perfect to see Port Louis’s local life and taste some fresh local foods.

Highlights include:

  • The shops that sell various Chinese Herbal medicines and Aphrodisiacs.

If you are looking for small souvenirs as gifts for loved ones, you will find a few hawkers and shops here selling some. 

How To reach Central Market by Public Transport

  • Bus: Immigration Square Gare du Nord
  • By Taxi
  • By Renting Car/Bike 

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Central Market, Port Louis Reviews

  • Good place to shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and some fancy goods. There is also a mini food court with plenty of food stalls, selling a huge variety of food. Cleanliness can be improved.

  • Don't leave without visiting the market. Be there early. Lots to buy from souvenirs to clothes shoes food and much much more. Bargain with the traders. Must try the coconut water served straight from the coconut. Very reasonably priced curries served with freshly prepared dhal puri.

  • Great place for tourists and even for Mauritian to buy..price is better than caudan waterfront and other places..

  • At the market you find vegetables and fruits for a very acceptable price and good quality. For this five stars. BUT beware of buying spices there! Especially if they are prepackaged. For example there is an overweight woman and her husband, who lures tourist to their little stall. They try to sell spices and other articles (chili paste, tourist souvenirs) from ordinary supermarket for 1000 % of the price and more!!! That's definitely criminal. Just go to Super U (Grand Baie) or any other supermarket to buy those articles for reasonable prices. And don't be fooled: what they call saffron in Mauritius often is nothing more than ground turmeric / curcuma ("indian saffron").

  • If you like markets then it's OK. Nothing special. Food market is something to see.

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