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One with a history

Many years ago, Roseau "Old Market Square" story was symbolic with liming and a well known meeting... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Clynton M
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London
Iconic Historical site, rich with culture and beautiful people!

I loved my visit to Dominica, and I really appreciated my time spent at the old market square. The... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Kerdelle C
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A historic cobbled square often crowded with vegetable vendors.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good31%
  • Average43%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“slave market” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“fruit” (7 reviews)
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Roseau, Dominica
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Many years ago, Roseau "Old Market Square" story was symbolic with liming and a well known meeting place for locals. The Old Market Square is as old as Roseau itself but the history you'd have to do it on your own. What it is now...More

Thank Clynton M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I loved my visit to Dominica, and I really appreciated my time spent at the old market square. The history runs through the entire place! The stone floor which was built by the slaves themselves, and how bout the museum being right next to it!...More

Thank Kerdelle C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Downtown if you head down town $2.00 (US) taxi / shuttle ride, you will find much better deals at 50% or more off, of the cruise port prices. There is not very much in the downtown area to see or do, and you will have...More

3  Thank Rod B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Roseau is very tired and in need of some serious TLC; we visited as part of a Caribbean Cruise. The Old Market Square is bustling with locals and tourists alike and is worth a visit if in town.

1  Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Always busy from 7Am till dusk. You will find farmers hocking their fruits and fishermen selling their catch of the day. KFC (one of 2 international chains in Roseau) is right around the corner of the market if you are looking for premade takeout.

Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Genuine local atmosphere. Unless you're going to cook you probably won't buy much, (except perhaps a few souvenirs) but it's definitely worth the visit.

Thank gregdLA
Reviewed 7 April 2017

the spot to get your fresh vegetables and fruits. Fresh flowers such as lilies and local plants can be picked up there especially on Saturdays.

Thank Pufffpuff
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Roseau's waterfront and the area surrounding Old Market Square are colorful and authentic--probably the least spoiled capital city left in the Caribbean Islands. (There is no vulgar gated cruise port at the harbor with obscene chain stores like Diamonds Intl, Columbian Gems, etc.) We found...More

1  Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is the place to buy souvenirs such as refrigerator magnets, painted tiles, hats and T-shirts. It's the typical cruise-ship port offering.

1  Thank AlliecatOOB
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is an interesting area and the stalls only really come out if there are cruise ships in. Great old cobbled square and pavments which are really uneven, so watch your footing. Felt most of the stalls were selling similar tourist items but did not...More

1  Thank Kirktoncoll
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Kevin H
26 June 2017|
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Response from Rod B | Reviewed this property |
When we were there we saw some homemade wood items / carvings, however do not recall seeing anyone actually carving, so they maybe from one of the locals. There were a couple of small alley's and also a small square that... More
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Chris L
27 May 2017|
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Response from gregdLA | Reviewed this property |
I want to say there was at least one vendor selling post cards at the old market behind the museum but I really can't recall definitely. Post office is right down the street though, across from the pier from the ferry dock.
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