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Unsafe place

Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. It's an unsafe place because I was personally assaulted by military police, so be careful because they'lI take all the money they can ... There's also little of interest for tourists. The only place, that is great, is the market du Peixe, in `maputo harbor. For 10e I ate great seafood! Inhambane, this peninsula at 700 km from the capital, maputo, Tofo, is a corner of paradise, where you can go on ocean safaris, I enjoyed seeing whale sharks one meter from me, swimming with them. See whales, authentic and great.
francesc plana
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Exquisite seafood

Do not do what I did, I walked for more than 1 hour ... The Maputo Mercado do Peixe is quite out of Baixa, the Caminho da Costa do Sol, so it's best to take a taxi. The best time to visit this small but active market is mid-morning. The posts at this time are crammed with fresh seafood and the fishermen and fishmongers shout their bids trying to attract buyers. The site is very rustic and incredibly picturesque. On wood countertops and under awnings rudimentary presents a breathtaking variety of seafood. Basins contain large crabs, snails and lobsters of a size never seen. Just behind the market there is a neat dining area where you prepare the fish of the day. The site is phenomenal. Delicious, colorful and very accessible.

Exquisitos pescados y mariscos

No hagas lo que hice yo, que caminé durante más de 1 hora… El Mercado do Peixe de Maputo se encuentra bastante alejado de Baixa, por el Caminho da Costa do Sol, así que lo mejor es coger un taxi.
El mejor momento del día para visitar este pequeño aunque activo mercado es a media mañana. Los puestos a esa hora están atestados de pescados y mariscos frescos y los pescaderos y pescaderas vociferan sus ofertas intentando atraer compradores. El sitio es muy rústico e increíblemente pintoresco. Sobre mesadas de madera y bajo rudimentarios toldos se exponen una variedad impresionante de pescados y mariscos. Grandes palanganas contienen cangrejos, caracoles y langostas de un tamaño nunca visto. Justo atrás del mercado hay un zona de prolijos comedores donde se preparan los pescados del día. El sitio es fenomenal. Delicioso, colorista y muy accesible.
SerViajera
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Fresh or not!

After being repeatedly cheated on fresh shrimp in particular, we now realize there especially for lobsters. We saw several women put bags of frozen shrimp in their bowls and pretending to be cool. They put on top of the shrimp still alive, and while the prices are discussed, they slide we shrimp from the bottom of the bowl! You must be very careful when purchasing, or better be accompanied by a local. But it's part of the charm of Maputo and its markets!

Frais ou pas!

Après avoir été plusieurs fois trompé sur la fraîcheur des crevettes notamment, nous nous y rendons maintenant surtout pour les langoustes. Nous avons vu plusieurs fois les femmes mettre des sachets de crevettes congelées dans leurs bassines et les faisant passer pour des fraîches. Elles mettent sur le dessus des crevettes encore vivantes, et pendant que l'on discute le prix, elles nous glissent des crevettes du fond de la bassine!
Il faut être très vigilant lors des achats, ou mieux se faire accompagner par un local.
Mais tout ça fait partie du charme de Maputo et de ses marchés!!
Aurélie M.
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Fresh fish

This small market is ideal to enjoy fresh fish, crab and seafood, including large prawns from the coast. Women dressed in capolana waving a fly swatter regularly to hunt insects. We buy his fish weight and can be enjoyed directly on site in small stands offering you to cook for you. Remember to negotiate even if it is not easy (you can divide the price by two)!

Du poisson frais

Ce petit marché est idéal pour goûter le poisson frais, du crabe et les fruits de mer, notamment les grosses gambas de la côte. Les femmes vêtues de capolana agitent une tapette à mouche régulièrement pour chasser les insectes. On achète son poisson au poids et l'on peut directement le déguster sur place dans les petits stands qui vous proposent de le cuisiner pour vous. Pensez à négocier même si c'est pas facile (on peut diviser le prix par deux) !
Valerie et Sylvain
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