Shopping in Antananarivo - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Many tourists begin shopping in Antananarivo with a walk along Independence Avenue. This busy street is actually a huge bazaar, on both sides of which are shopping tents with a great amount of various goods. You can get literally everything from dishes and pet food to lovely souvenirs and household items. Many tourists come here just to enjoy the national atmosphere and acquire a few cheap trinkets.
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Zuma market, however, is one of the favourite shopping places among tourists. This is a huge market where you can buy hand-sewn linens, nice handmade wood carvings and baskets hand-woven out of palm leaves. They sell also luxury jewelry with sapphires. Precious stones are extracted from the nearby areas, so they are not expensive. A walk will be thrilling for gourmets, too.The market is full of fresh vegetables, fruits and popular national spices.
n search of extraordinary items in national style, you can take a walk around Analakely Market. In this market, they sell inexpensive national clothes, pretty hats and souvenirs. The market is famous for a vast choice of vegetables, fruits and spices. Right here you'll find some inexpensive street cafes that offer popular traditional dishes. Copyright
The most colorful and attractive city of Madagascar, Antananarivu is located on two picturesque hills. Here you will find multiple cozy parks and terraces, fairytale-like castles and museums … Open
Many unusual shops work in Antananarivo. One of the most attractive is Lisy Art Gallery - Souvenirs. This store sells nice handmade crafts. You can choose colourful woven baskets and bags, cute tiny boxes and decorations for your house. High-quality leather products and essential oils are also on offer. Ladies can enjoy themselves with excellent locally produced cosmetics.
Those who prefer to walk through shopping centers, should surely visit La City Center Commercial mall. In the center there are dozens of clothing and jewelry stores, as well as cosmetics stores. One of the main advantages of the place is a chic restaurant courtyard. Here, you can taste the most popular national treats and classic European dishes for a moderate fee.
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Those who wish to bring unusual souvenirs from their trip, should go to Le Village Maquettes De Bateaux store. It offers customers the most beautiful models of the ships, made by hand. Each of these models is exclusive. These amazing souvenirs are quite expensive, so the store is mostly visited by wealthy buyers. The owner of the store conducts exciting excursions for all visitors, tells about the models of the ships and the history of their creation.
In the western part of the city, on the banks of the River Ikop is a popular Souvenir market. Many tourists go there in search of memorable gifts. There is a lot of handicrafts and accessories brought from all parts of the island. You can buy crocodile-skin stuff and accessories, wooden amulets and statuettes, belts, purses and certainly, clothes. In this market, you really must bargain, since sellers overstate the initial price two or three times.
The national cuisine of Antananarivo is an original combination of African and Malay culinary traditions. Rice remains the main ingredient of the majority of traditional dishes. It is often … Open
Interesting souvenirs in national style can be purchased at Is'Art Galerie store. This colourful gallery is famous for interesting clothes, hats for every taste and modern works of art. Rum, spices and other goods so popular with tourists can also be found here. This family store has an original design and can serve an excellent place to host photo shoots.
Antananarivo In Antananarivo operates an unusual flower market, where you can buy everything you need for a garden. Tourists come here as for the tour to admire exotic plants and tree seedlings. You can buy seeds of plants that are cultivated by local farmers and choose seeds and flower bulbs as well.
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Shopping in Madagascar

Ammonites are basically shells. These are extinct mollusks, which petrified shells we now can see. The shells are not empty as precious and semi-precious stones formed in them. The process of mineral formation lasted millions of years! It is possible to find agate, quartz, and jasper inside ammonites. A small ammonite with the size of up to 25 cm is quite inexpensive, but larger ones starting from 60 cm are not cheap. Fine jewelry – emeralds, amethysts, garnets, tourmalines, topazes, and aquamarines – is another popular purchase in Madagascar. … Open

Shopping advices for the whole region around Antananarivo

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