Market sights in Eritrea
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To the north of the Campo is the covered market. Behind and to the north of the market lies the Massawa Hotel, bringing you into the main commercial artery of the town. Turn right towards the heart of the old town then take the first left. This area was the old Covered Bazaar. Its ancient roof - in the Turkish style - was beamed like an upturned boat; there are plans to rebuild it.
North of Harnet Ave, the sprawling Central Market is one of Asmara's major attractions. The best time to visit is early on Saturday (from 07:00), when people come in from all over the country. However, it was pretty tame when we visited because of the economic downturn in the country.