The Iron Market


A Brief History Of The Iron Market In Port-au-Prince — Uno BackpackThe Iron Market —also known as Marche Vallière or Marché Hyppolite—is considered an architectural chef d’oeuvre of priceless artistic and historic value. Often deemed “the landmark of Port-au-Prince,” it was inaugurated in November 1891. 121 years later, this landmark has been restored and its architecture still recalls the style of old-fashioned Paris shopping centers of the past.

The Iron market is a historic site teeming with life, a place where both tourists and local consumers mingle as they shop for anything and everything from fresh produce and groceries to an eclectic variety of handicrafts.