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Shopping in Paramaribo

Paramaribo's largest handicraft and souvenir centre, ReadyTex Crafts, offers woven palm-fibre baskets, ceramics and wooden carvings to take home. From there, head to the Central Market - an ideal place to watch bartering in full swing amid piles of fruit, sacks of yucca and pots of brightly coloured spices. For floral bouquets and offerings head to the Flower Market on Independence Square, a riot of colour and fragrance set against a picture-perfect colonial backdrop.

Flower Market, Paramaribo. © Rustin Crandall
ReadyTex Crafts, Paramaribo. Photo by Team Readytex, courtesy of Readytex NV
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ReadyTex Crafts

Artisan arts and crafts

Paramaribo's largest souvenir shop and art gallery, ReadyTex Crafts on Maagdenstaat stocks an eclectic range of tourist knickknacks and fine crafts, from quality ceramics, wooden carvings and paintings from local artists to post cards, clothing and quirky artefacts.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm; Sat 8.30pm-1.30pm

Address

44-48, Maagdenstraat, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 421 750

Transport

Taxi

Website

ReadyTex Crafts Website

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Central Market

Bartering and bargains

Paramaribo's ultra-crowded Central Market on De Waterkant boasts tropical fruit, flowers, spices, nuts and vegetables, offering a riot of colour. Be sure to haggle for freshly caught crab and snap up the many CD bargains and books galore.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, early morning till 4pm

Address

De Waterkant, Paramaribo

Transport

Taxi

Flower Market, Paramaribo. © Rustin Crandall
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Flower Market

Exotic blooms

The Muslim mosques, Hindu temples, Jewish synagogues and Christian churches of Paramaribo's Independence Square are encircled by a ring of Flower Market sellers hawking inexpensive fragrant floral offerings, brightly coloured posies and bunches of tropical blooms in dazzling displays.



Opening Hours

Daily, early morning till dusk

Address

Independence Square, Paramaribo

Transport

Taxi

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