Shopping in Guinea-Bissau

  • Shopping in Bissau


    Everything from fresh cherry tomatoes to oysters to black-and-white cloth embroidered with the image of Amílcar Cabral is for sale at Bissau's main market. It's sprawling and chaotic, lining the main artery out of town and slowing down airport-bound traffic.

  • Shopping in Bissau

    Cabaz di Terra

    Diagonally across from Ta Mar Restaurant is Cabaz di Terra, which stocks Guinean throws, handbags and jewellery. Part of the store is devoted to condiments such as jars of honey, corked cashew juice and Guinean-produced fleur du sel (salt).

  • Shopping in Bissau

    Centro de Arte Juvenil

    Not only a good place to shop (prices are actually marked and there's no pressure to buy), but also a fine introduction to the arts and crafts of Guinea-Bissau's many ethnicities. Purchases help young trainees learn traditional artisanship.

  • Shopping in Guinea-Bissau

    Canchungo Market

    The lively market in the small town of Canchungu is worth a stop when travelling to/from Cacheu – pick up some hand-woven baskets before moving on.