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Marche de Fer

Cnr Grand Rue & Rue des Fronts Forts, Port-au-Prince 0000, Haiti
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Tipical Haitian Market

The iron Market is a real Popular Haitian Market , too bad the street around it are so dirty . I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hispaniolatours
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
A bit underwhelming for me

We liked the overall idea of the iron market. And we were excited to see all of the vendors outside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kendra N
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New York City, New York
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This is not the Marche de Fer in Port-au-Prince. I've tried to add this listing and some idiot keeps on sending me a link saying it's been added, linking to the Marche de Fer, PaP.There used to be dozens of these all over Haiti, but now only a few still exist. Jacmel's, similar to the one in Cap Haitian, is hidden away in the central colonial zone. If you don't make your way up the steep, windy and narrow streets, you'll miss it. Unlike the market in Port-au-Prince, there aren't any tourists here, as it is used for the same reason it was built 150 years ago, Haitians selling basic needs, like food and clothing, to other Haitians.
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“market” (32 reviews)
“voodoo” (12 reviews)
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Cnr Grand Rue & Rue des Fronts Forts, Port-au-Prince 0000, Haiti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The iron Market is a real Popular Haitian Market , too bad the street around it are so dirty . I always want to visit it as I heard a lot about it when I was living in Haiti, and I wanted to buy a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the overall idea of the iron market. And we were excited to see all of the vendors outside selling their goods. However, once we entered every booth was selling basically the same thing. We were hoping for more diversity in product amongst the...More

Thank Kendra N
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a special market! One place to visit for sure in Port au Prince without any doubt. This place is a real Caphanaüm but the people and vendor a real negotiators. We visited in February 2017 and it's a real eye opener for us....More

Thank RichardQ_11
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I enjoy visiting Marche de Fer! The atmosphere was great and safe. I brought several items from the market. I tried to support as much businesses as possible.

Thank Travelnista3
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The epicenter of tourist goods in Haiti with iron work and voodoo beaded flags and grotesque dolls competing with a mountain of more standard items. There is a food market next door.

Thank bilroe
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Definitely worth seeing. Keep your valuables and children close to you (so they don't get lost). Bring smaller denominations of currency and don't pull out a big wad. Make sure you have a local with you to keep people at bay and help translate.

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fun experience, the group learned to bargain and no one came home empty-handed! The market doesn't have much air circulation so be prepared for the heat.

Thank Carla K
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Destroyed by the recent earthquake, it was restored to its former glory (Digicell provided the funds). It looks great and brand new between al the devastation around it. Once inside some vendors try to be a guide, at a price. You can refuse this. Going...More

5  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A taxi driver took me there. It is an interesting place but you are likely to be harassed by vendors who follow you around. It seems buying anything would be a "mistake" since this will only increase the number of people around you. You should...More

1  Thank gagutierrezd
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We drove towards the market, past countless vendors and stalls offering fruits, vegetables, rice, hair braiding; wheelbarrows full of back-to-school supplies; mountains of bras, tee shirts, pants, jackets, dresses--everyone in Haiti is a shop keeper--and our Tour Haiti driver was able to get the gates...More

Thank Sip-Sip-HI
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flumser
Is the Iron Market on 7 days a week?
28 April 2016|
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Response from DukeTroy | Reviewed this property |
It's at least open from Monday to Saturday. I cannot comment about Sunday.
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