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Sao Joaquim market

Av. Frederico Pontes, s/n | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
13 Aug 2017
“Candomble market right in the city”
15 Mar 2017
“Another market”
Av. Frederico Pontes, s/n | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This can be just another market, as another reviewer noted, but what "got me" is that this is the place most Candomble practitioners go to get their offering animals, candles, and even costumes. This place is unique in that it merges a farmers' market with...More

Thank dfopr
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As with many South American markets interesting but rather grubby and chaotic. Prices low and large range of fruit vegetables and spices. Outside the market I was mugged and had my property stollen and my wrist bruised in a struggle. We were on a cruise...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 14 December 2016

That is raw Bahia as you can only see in Pierre Verger's pictures or in Jorge Amado's books. This is where baianos go for shopping. It's very cheap but don't expect to find a clean market. This one is dirty. And still beautiful. You can...More

Thank Adriano M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As mentioned by local tour operator this seems to be the biggest market in Latin-America and indeed when you walk the interior you can easily get lost. This is where local restaurants go and buy their needs- spices, vegetables, fruit, fish, life stock, clothes any...More

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you're like me, and you seek out markets wherever you go, I'm sure you'll like it. It definitely is an assault on the senses in ever way. An endless network with something surprising around every corner. Stay alert though, people are pushing carts and...More

1  Thank nobo
Reviewed 18 November 2015

In addition to the usual fruits, vegetables, meat and fish....this market offered relics and animals for Candomble religious beliefs and ceremonies. Very interesting.

Thank KathyNH
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is not really a fair review because we we only drove slowly by a couple of times in a taxi, and temporarily stopped a couple of times, once while the taxi driver ask the policeman where he could park (which there was no where...More

Thank ClayF2
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great place to take pictures, recommended by my b&b owners. They sell mostly fruit, vegs and meat here. The colours are amazing but the smells can be intrusive and if you are a strict vegetarian you may wish to avoid this

3  Thank Henrice A
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The Sao Joaquim Market is a place you can go for just about anything, ranging from vegetables, fruits, seafood, and meats to fabrics and jewelry to diverse religious items, particularly for Candomble. Parts are open air, and most are covered. If you are looking for...More

Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Get the bus at the bottom of the Lacerda elevator. It's about 3kms, I think. Ask the ticket guy to tell you when it's near. Market Sao Joaquim has fruits, veggies, souvenirs, odds and ends, including Candomble spiritual items, mystical concoctions and remedies, home bottled...More

Thank Tami D
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