Marche Capitale, Nouakchott

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Get lost in the maze of colors, crowds, products at Marche Capitale. The market represents the place where the locals normally do their shopping, so you will have the opportunity to observe their exchange. Vendors sell souvenirs, clothes, shoes, and perfumes in this chaotic place. Feel free to bargain to get a better price. Be sure to watch your valuables. A visit to Marche Capitale represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nouakchott trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Nouakchott does not have much to offer , so you probably should go and visit 'Marché Capitale' . But don't expect too much : you most surely will find nothing of interest to buy - but you get a glimps...  more »
  • The market is located in the city centre, in the district. Divided into sector according to the kind of merchandise, you can find everything from clothing (including underwear) to suitcases, from shoes to jewellery, from kitchen utensils to furnishings. Colorful, chaotic and intense, is a perfect example of an African market: at least one time you must go see it. Advisable to go in groups or be accompanied by a local, especially if you want to buy something (to avoid that prices are inflated so exorbitant).
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  • This is one of the biggest market in Mauritania. You almost get everything there is really great to visit there. I enjoy there a lot.
  • Marche Capitol is the main market in Noukchott Mauritania.People understand either French or Arabic and are not very conversant to English or other foreign languages. Most of the traders come from Mali to Mauritania for purchasing their stuff and doing business.
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