Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Greenmarket Square by using our Cape Town trip planning tool.
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  • Greenmarket Square has deteriorated badly. What was and can still be a vibrant space is now lethargic and intimidating. The market is one-dimensional and lacks local flare. There’s a drinking hole... 
    Greenmarket Square has deteriorated badly. What was and can still be a vibrant space is now lethargic and intimidating. The market is one-dimensional and lacks local flare. There’s a drinking hole...  more »
  • During the early days of the colony end 1600s, farmers would come here with their ox carts loaded with produce to be sold. The Old Town House built in 1761 (still intact) was the center of the local....  more
    During the early days of the colony end 1600s, farmers would come here with their ox carts loaded with produce to be sold. The Old Town House built in 1761 (still intact) was the center of the local....  more »
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  • A nice market square with lots of stands selling mostly handmade merchandise such a jewelry, shoes, bags, hats, scarfs, cookware, statues, masks and many more. A good place to buy souvenirs to family and friends back home. The prices are much lower than in touristic areas and you can bargain for a very reasonable and cheap price. The downside for me was that the merchants are a bit annoying as they won’t late you take a look peacefully and will start pushing you things to buy. Overall the market is not big and it was a good experience.

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