Artisanal Center, Cotonou

3.4
#2 of 6 in Museums in Benin
Art Gallery · Shopping
Peruse and purchase arts and crafts unique to Benin at Artisanal Center, where a wide array of stands and shops sell traditional handicrafts. Set in traditionally styled houses with thatched roofs and pastel walls, the center offers handmade puppets, voodoo dolls, carved wooden masks, and batiks, plus lots of trinkets. Observe artisans, painters, cobblers, and seamstresses in their workshops, where you can spend some time and listen to their stories. A visit to Artisanal Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cotonou online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Huge but not chaotic crafts market. Tons of vendors. Went first on a Sunday and it was pretty dead with few stalls open. Returned on a week day and found dozens of vendors in huts and small shops.....  more »
  • It was difficult to find what I wanted but I actually bought some lovely items here..I bargained hard! But some wouldn't budge and I sometimes worry I'm the only one buying so give in. Yes it's a...  more »
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  • Great place for souvenirs, but if you are a tourist beware, they like to double and sometimes triple the price. Bring someone who is good at bargaining with you.
  • There are beautiful African artwork on display everywhere there!

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