The Best Markets in Maputo

Best Markets in Maputo
Mercado Central de Maputo. © Anna Canellini

Maputo the capital of Mozambique has a great market culture. Shopaholics and local explorers planning a visit to Mozambique will be delighted to hear that there are vibrant food and flea markets dotted throughout Maputo. Here’s a selection best markets in Maputo where visitors can hit the stalls for a great diversity of shopping. There’s something for collectors, fashionistas, foodies and people-watchers alike.

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Mercado de Peixe

seafood market in Maputo
Mercado de Peixe seafood market in Maputo, Mozambique. © 吳文朗

This seafood market in Maputo has a reputation as one of the best places to get and enjoy seafood. Fresh seafood straight from Mozambican waters. Mozambique has a strong fishing heritage, and it shows in everything that the locals eat, from street food to fine dining. The Mercado de Peixe market offers visitors so many options to choose from. Avoid being served at the table, go to the market, pick your own fish or seafood mix. Then, hand it over to a person who is going to cook/grilled in the moment as you desire. And what if you want to cook your own? You can buy the desired quantity, take home and prepare to your will. You could get one of your best seafood experiences in life here!

AddressMaputo, Mozambique

FEIMA

The FEIMA is ideal market to shop for Mozambican handicrafts, and other various art products including wooden sculptures. The market is a riot of colour, when the flower market offers any sort of plant that could possible asked. FEIMA market is also a fragrant and floral world at the heart of the city. The spot is one of the tourist attractions in Mozambique, a great place to scout possibilities, and enjoy the beauty even if you don’t plan on making a purchase.

Address: Avenida dos Mártires da Machava, Maputo, Mozambique

Market Xiquelene

The Xiquelene market in Maputo offers a real local experience for shoppers. An informal market with friendly people selling heaps of authentic and local produce. You can buy many things that you want for the lowest price, but less organized like the other markets, best to visit with a trusted local.

AddressAvenida Julius Nyerere, Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo Central Market

Best Markets in Maputo
Mercado Central de Maputo. © Anna Canellini

The Mercado Central de Maputo is a stretch of market in the centre of Maputo. Vibrant stalls and stages that gives the impression that the whole city comes to the Maputo central market for shopping. Vibrant atmosphere with a burst of flavours, colours and people, a fun extensive selection of fruits and vegetables. A very wide variety of art pieces, hand-made accessories and vintage clothes are just some of the things that adorn the stores. If you decide to take a tour, make sure you’re not pressed for time, and be prepared for some serious bargaining with the locals. For those who don’t understand the local languages, it’s advisable to go with a trusted local. And, pay for your purchases with the national currency – Mozambican metical (MZN).

Address: Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo Fresh Market

Maputo Fresh Market
Image courtesy of Maputo Fresh Market

This huge supermarket in Maputo gives stellar bargains to shoppers to make their experience a memorable one. The Maputo Fresh Market arguably has the widest selection of superior fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and groceries in Mozambique. A fun mix of local produce and varied selection from Southern African countries for you to explore. The vibe is chill and the deals are sweet. Find them here.

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