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Albert Market

Liberation Avenue, Banjul, Gambia
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Worth a visit if you are in Banjul

We visited as a couple but with a guide - so pleased we did as I imagine I might get lost in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tansysue
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Sussex
Good local market

While the Albert market does have its share of mask/souvenir shops it is also a place for locals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MRichardson2014
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Lake of Bays, Canada
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“worth a visit” (10 reviews)
“rabbit warren” (2 reviews)
“home country” (2 reviews)
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Liberation Avenue, Banjul, Gambia
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"rabbit warren"
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"home country"
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"real gambia"
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"fishing village"
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"eye opening"
in 2 reviews
"selling food"
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"craft stalls"
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"the main street"
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"nice experience"
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"walk around"
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"fabric"
in 9 reviews
"bartering"
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"locals"
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"shop"
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited as a couple but with a guide - so pleased we did as I imagine I might get lost in the alley ways. Our guide also assisted us in taking photographs - the locals were not keen on the camera - but he...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Albert market does have its share of mask/souvenir shops it is also a place for locals with fish, vegetables, fruits, ancient grains and prepared foods on offer. It is not particularly clean but it was not intimidating at all. We were happy to...More

Thank MRichardson2014
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

And thats a good thing sometimes. Albert Market has all the usual tourist-trap shops but is a working market and caters to the locals' needs, both domestic and commercial. A must is the fishing-village part just around the corner form the market - again, a...More

Thank MartinWorsley
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Instead of the serrekunda market we went with our driver to albert market. Which is in the middle of the city center. They have various little shop. Dont expect to much. You see gambian selling food, fruit and clothes. You see the normal day of...More

Thank Sedski
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Don’t forget to negotiate the price when you’re there. Not very big, but a nice experience with opportunity for shopping.

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is the main market in the city and is a hive of activity. There are shops on either side of the main street, but the market itself is off to one side and is a rabbit-warren of alleyways and stalls. You'll find just about...More

Thank aberdeenangler
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

And she knew where to go, what she was looking for and what to pay. Always of interest to me the colours the smells the bussle of activities. Got herbs and spices, house goods and bike bits lot cheaper that supermarket, cloth apparently better bought...More

Thank Nightowl0808
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Yes...worth a visit for as short or as long as you wish. Colourful and stimulating smeliferous. Everything under the sun! Much less hassle if you use a guide/escort for this part of a visit to Banjul. Walk the fish market area and beach...including the to...More

Thank RJCScotland
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

A real insight into Africa. A must do experience for all the family. Not much to buy but great to see. Make sure you take a guide with you.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A large market selling food, clothing, house hold goods and live stock. It is a worth a visit to soak up the sights, sounds and smells. If you have a taxi here, your driver will probably show you around.

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