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Shopping In Bissau

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  • Wood carvings – Try the Centro Artistico Juvenil, adjacent to “Chapa de Bissau,” which has regulated pricing and no need to negotiate – or the market in front of Penso Central, which requires bargaining.
  • Hand woven textiles – NGO [email protected] in Quinhamel – or at the Bandim Market – has a good store under Penso Central selling textiles.
  • Batik Next to the Post Office.
  • Cashew nuts
  • Bissau-Guinean CDs
  • TINIGUENA , based in Bairro de Belém, is an NGO dedicated to long-term community development, food and economic security, and better control over the natural resources on which the local population depends. It features a small store where you can buy high-quality wall calendars and postcards with Guinea Bissau themes, as well as locally made baskets, marmalade, rice, spices, palm oil, and so on.
  • Ponto de Encontro features a vast collection of high-quality DVDs that may be purchased from Portugal and picked up the next Friday.


  • Darling – Offers various Spanish brands at a reasonable price. One in the center, one on Estrada de Bor, and one on the Airport Road, just across from Mercado de Bandim.
  • Bon Jour – a little more costly than the others, with a large part of tableware, cooking equipment, linen, and so on.
  • Mavegro – Dutch store, Northern European food, “Tiniguena” wall calendars and postcards, creole novels and cartoons, historical literature about Guinea Bissau
  • Bodem – Supermarket featuring a large department dedicated to shoes and clothing.
  • Mini Marché Alvalade – The greatest spot in Bissau to purchase cheese and frozen meat is outside the Dragon Chinese restaurant.

How To Travel To Bissau

BY PLAINTAP has three weekly direct flights from Lisbon to Bissau, all of which arrive at 01:10AM and depart the same day. Senegal Airlines also operates flights from Dakar.TACV operates four weekly flights from Dakar to Bissau, returning the following day. These flights are not known for their timeliness,...

How To Get Around In Bissau

Shared cabs are inexpensive and common. Stop cabs and tell them where you want to go (or indicate to passing taxis), and they will either accept "na bai" (I'm going) or refuse "no" (no) if individuals already in the vehicle are headed somewhere else in the city. Prices are...

Sights & Landmarks In Bissau

Presidential Palace (Palácio Presidencial). During the civil war, it was bombed out. Rebuilt in 2013 with Chinese funds, it now serves as the president's seat.Bissau Velho - the historic Portuguese colonial center There isn't much life there anymore, but it's still a pleasant location to wander around. Don't overlook the jail with...

Things To Do In Bissau

The French Cultural Center at the Bayana roundabout often hosts concerts, movies, dancing lessons, French courses, and other events, which are listed on their website.The Portuguese Cultural Center (adjacent to the Portuguese embassy, behind "Benfica") also offers performances, but in a less appealing setting.Swim at Palace Hotel (5000 FCFA),...

Food & Restaurants In Bissau

Every night from 20.00-7500 FCFA, Recidencial Coimbra serves an excellent buffet that includes appetizers, main meals, desserts, wine, and water.Palace Hotel. Quite perhaps the greatest restaurant in town. There is a swimming pool for non-guests to use for 5000 FCFA (eat lunch in the pool) and wireless internet.Hotel Malaika. There is...



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