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Carbon Market
Cebu City

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The Carbon Market is Cebu City's largest public market. It is named after a nearby area where coal used to be stored.

The Market is a lively and colorful place, a veritable rabbit warren of little stalls with canopies.

There you will find a huge variety of Cebu's agriculture and produce on sale, such as:
- local fish (tuna, crabs, lobsters),
- fruits (mangos [both fresh and dried], guavas, avocados),
- coconuts; and
- flowers

Mangoes on sale in Cebu's Carbon Market

Photo: Naplee12.

If you have a sweet tooth you should taste the sweets (such as otap, a crunchy biscuit coated with sugar and turrones, sweet pastry rolls filled with peanuts or cashew paste).

You will also find a wide range of handicraft items from all over Cebu and the nearby islands (for example, baskets from the island of Bohol). The Market is a indeed great place to find quality yet inexpensive souvenirs.

The Carbon Market is alive from before dawn to well after dark.

Nearby Lincoln Street is the place to look if you are interested in buying a guitar.

You should take sensible precautions as there are a number of pickpockets and bag snatchers active in the Carbon Market.

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