Shopping in Guinea

  • Shopping in Conakry

    Marché Taouyah

    This dark, covered market is a confusing warren of passageways and stalls piled high in fish, fruit, junk and even a few natural medicines, talismans and magic spells to ward off curses.

  • Shopping in Conakry

    Marché du Niger

    Chaotic, colourful, smelly, fascinating and filthy dirty, the Marché du Niger is the city's most important market and a fun place to explore – just watch your pockets!

  • Shopping in Conakry

    Marché Madina

    The hectic, noisy sprawl of Marché Madina is where you get everything from Chinese homewares to indigo cloth, and sometimes a lost copy of Plato between faded women's magazines at one of the many street booksellers. Keep an eye on your pockets because thieves like this market too.