This grand hall( bazary be) is constructed in 1899 during the colonization period. At that time it was a market for the Europeans. It’s very strong hall because it could resist the violent cyclone in 1927, which was destroyed almost Tamatave town. It attracts a lot of persons here in Tamatave for their daily shoppings. You can enjoy this very old hall, which is surrounded also a very old buildings such as: casa créoles, Chinese shops.
Then, enjoy the colors, the perfums, numerous of fruits, flowers and spices in this big market such as: vanilla, cinnamons, cloves, pepers… The short time of tour of this big market, you can discover already a crafts richness of Madagascar. You will see also the numerous articles on displaying such as basketworks, something made from rafia, precious stones, silvers jewels treated dy hand or zebu horns, music intruments made from bamboo in particular the <<valiha>> with strings, cabinet-makers, clothes, hats… COME AND BUY!!!