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CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville

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The place to get your Ivorian souvenir...

This is the arts and crafts location where you can purchase all different kinds of souvenirs that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel D
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London, United Kingdom
Must take your time

Almost all you could imagine of local or regional arftisanal production. Many different sellers... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Ddsound
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Bernareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the arts and crafts location where you can purchase all different kinds of souvenirs that would be difficult to obtain in other parts of the country. Many interesting hand-made products get your attention, but the key thing (like all African markets) is to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for local things/nic nacs. Massive array of local Ivorian decorations, masks, jewellery, souvenirs. Won’t be disappointed. Just be sure to barter.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MatthewsJ93
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Excellent place for art lovers specially wooden crafts and glas paintings. Beautiful masks and artifacts all over

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anil1968
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Almost all you could imagine of local or regional arftisanal production. Many different sellers for sometimes very similar products, just take your time around. Contracting on the price is a must, you can normally pay less than alf of their opening price.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This place has everything you could think for ad far as arts and crafts. If you need a souvenir that's unique to Africa, this is your place. The prices are high, in comparison to their conversion rates but you can haggle them down to a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Xicanita L
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was not expecting much about CAVA but it was a worthy trip! Here you can find some wooden items such as decoration masks, animals, instruments, games and much more. Paintings with sand, jewelry, magnets and crafted and os many other things. Its actually one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PedCald
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Unusually for such markets, there is plenty of choice, old and new things, artists and sculptors working there. It's good for original sculptures and pictures. Friendly tradesmen, not too pushy, relaxed atmosphere. Probably the best artisan/tourist market in Abidjan

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sawmillbloke
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Very interesting place where local art is crafted just in frond of you! You have a lot of wooden decoration of all type. Just walked around the place and you will definitely find something you like. It is a perfect place to find souvenirs that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sophie v
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Great artisan market, where you can find something for everyone on your gift list - beaded jewelry, wooden masks, paintings, shea and cocoa butter products, stuffed animals made from African fabric, paintings on glass, brass work, wooden statues, painted ostrich eggs, wooden bowls, baskets, leather-covered...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

CAVA is big enough for you to find what you are looking for. Different artisan crafts shops are there, and you can walk around and visit them. People are overall friendly, and you can negotiate prices.

Date of experience: October 2017
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SherineK21
17 October 2017|
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Response from SouleymaneD41 | Property representative |
bonjour et merci pour cette question très importante , car sans des informations sur les les horaires de travail d' un centre artisanal comme le notre le visite est mal orienté. Alors voici les horaires Matin... More
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AurelieC569
22 April 2017|
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Bonjour chère Aurélie le Centre Artisanal de la Ville d'Abidjan '' LE CAVA "" est ouvert les Samedis Matin de 8 H " GMT ''jusqu' à 19 H '' GMT "" ainsi que les Dimanches mais fermeture à 17 H "" GMT ''
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22 April 2017|
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Hello, if i rememeber well, it is open every day
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