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Castries Market

Castries, Saint Lucia

Vivid parasols cast shade over this lively market, steeped in a century of history. It presents a variety of large green breadfruit, oversized avocados, and the renowned spices of the island: star anise, nutmeg, and vanilla. For those uninterested in bois bandé (a bark used for aphrodisiac tea), there’s a selection of banana chutney, fiery hot sauce, and creatively crafted brooms fashioned from palm fronds. Discover this vibrant scene at the intersection of Jeremie St. and Peynier St.

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6:30AM - 7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM


4:00AM -7:00PM

Detailed Overview

The Castries Market in St. Lucia holds a compelling history that reflects the island’s cultural heritage and local trade traditions. Originating in colonial times, this bustling market has served as a vibrant hub for commerce, social interaction, and cultural exchange for generations. Evolving from a modest trading post, the market has grown into a lively marketplace offering a diverse array of goods, from fresh produce and spices to handicrafts and souvenirs. Its central location in the heart of Castries, the capital city, has solidified its role as a pivotal destination for locals and tourists alike. The Castries Market remains a dynamic testament to St. Lucia’s unique traditions, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the island’s rich cultural tapestry, sample local flavors, and connect with the vibrant history that characterizes this historic market.

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