Marché Tilène

Market in Dakar

For a slice of local life, put on your best 'don't mess with me' face and head over to this buzzing market, which sprawls for several blocks off Ave Blaise Diagne.

There aren't many handicrafts here, but Marché Tilène is famed for its clothing and fabric stalls, plus crafty tailors who can assemble an ensemble if you have a few days to wait. There are also many fruit and vegetable stalls, plus household goods and other sundries.