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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Colorful fruits and vegetables vie with fish and even grilled lizards at...

Colorful fruits and vegetables vie with fish and even grilled lizards at this frenetic outdoor market.

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An assault for all your sense!

Visited here whilst spending a few days in Tana. The market is vast and vendors spill their goods onto the street from every angle (take care where you step). It is full of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Emily C
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst spending a few days in Tana. The market is vast and vendors spill their goods onto the street from every angle (take care where you step). It is full of Madagascan food, you can purchase every kind of dried bean and pulse here! We were dissapointed however at the lack of Mada charm, instead the market exploits... More 

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Thank Emily C
Brisbane, Australia
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569 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Looking from the hill above the market looks huge and crowded, and it is, but this just adds to the excitement of the place. Walking alone through the throng I felt very safe and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. It is more of a general market for the locals, but there were some souvenirs on the steps leading up... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This giant market spills out from the confines of the buildings and stalls; and into all the surrounding streets. It may look a bit overwhelming, and the guides will tell you to mind your belongings. Which, it turns out, is completely true, as I had the classic pick pocket squeeze, and lost my cell phone from my front pants pocket... More 

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Thank Portlander
The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Analakely is a very big market. They sell clothes, accessories, food etc etc. There is bus transportation available to bring you towards the market. If its your first time visiting, you need to play it smart. Advisable is to bring a local person with you. Like that you can negotiate the price. Malagasy and French are the main spoken language.... More 

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1 Thank Koi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is such a charming place...you can find pretty much anything you are looking for foodwise. This is like the must of folklore...but like the open air market, be very careful with money, cameras, bags and purses etc...

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

What a delightful collection of vendors . . . from curtains of hanging shoes, to neat mounds of fruits and vegetables . . . this mostly outdoor market is alive with locals going about their daily lives. A great peak into the Malagasy culture for any tourist.

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Thank worldsmymuse
Mowbray, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I enjoy these types of markets because it isn't tailored to tourists, but everyday people. There are some souvenir vendors, but the majority is groceries and other basic products. The vibe of walking through the spaces is the fun part, and people seem more than happy to have their picture taken (I always ask if I can, but sometimes they... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

I am very sad to write that we have experienced two pickpocket attempts today in the Madagascar capital of Antananarivo. The first occasion involved two boys at the market. The second a gang of five boys which I found very frightening. On both occasions the boys repeatly stepped in front of us , touched and tried to open our pockets... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I am still in shock visiting or even driving past the Analakely market after months of living in Tana. It is the complete opposite of what a European would think of an organized market. But it is a must see if you are visiting. Actually, you can't miss it - at some point you will get into the area. From... More 

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Oakville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

This sprawling market is a must see. There are a few artisans here and there hand carving rubber stamps (bring one back) and creating other unusual souvenirs. This colorful market is laid out over stair steps, making it uniquely perfect for pictures. An interesting thing is that most people buy in somewhat small quantities and that stuff (from rice to... More 

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