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Mercado Modelo

Praca Visconde de Cayru 250 | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-975, Brazil
+55 71 32410242
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Praca Visconde de Cayru 250 | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-975, Brazil
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"arts and crafts"
in 6 reviews
"great market"
in 2 reviews
"local souvenirs"
in 2 reviews
"buying something"
in 2 reviews
"busy market"
in 2 reviews
"lower prices"
in 2 reviews
"great place to buy"
in 2 reviews
"music instruments"
in 2 reviews
"elevador lacerda"
in 6 reviews
"knick knacks"
in 2 reviews
"run away"
in 2 reviews
"buy gifts"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"moqueca"
in 4 reviews
"nice view"
in 2 reviews
"clothing"
in 13 reviews
"mercado"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Generally we thought it to be a bit overrated. Definitely worth visiting. But don't expect something spectacular

Thank PeruTraveler2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to visit central markets in cities and compare them. Mercado Modelo in Salvador is not one of the best I've been. Stores sell pretty much the same products (souvenirs, attire, etc.) and there are a few craft products. Sellers are very annoying if...More

Thank Agnaldo_Cunha
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The market offers regional products (clothing and handmade, for example). It is small, a bit dirty and hot. I was expecting more, but decided to leave early.

Thank LinaBrazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Putting an arts and crafts market into this historic building is a good idea. The noise and activities are overwhelming at times. Watch Capoeira while having refreshments in the restaurant. Also included in the Salvador bus tour!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Every shop has basically the same. If you look for some cheesy souvenirs to bring home go there and you'll be happy but it's not worth at all going there.

Thank Diego_Manfred
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Good spot to pick up knickknacks as gifts or souvenirs. Crowded space- would recommend diligence with your wallet and purse.

Thank Max B
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Mercado Modelo is an arts and crafts market, very nice and authentic. Just... It doesn't matter how creative the item you found is, keep looking around the market. Specially, go to the second floor. Chances are you'll find it somewhere else, maybe even much cheaper....More

Thank Je_deCastro
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Mercado Modelo is the place you should go if you want to find the several typical souvenirs of Bahia. It’s a beautiful place, located just near Lacerda Elevator. It plays an important role in the history of Salvador. There, you may watch to a capoeira...More

Thank Luiz S
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

while things are little pricey for some stuff, you can get most every affordable gift trinket here you can think of reasonable. All the food vendors want you to try their wears, so go for it. Big place. Bathrooms are kept nice, and the restaurant...More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

If you did not read its history in the slave trade, then it will be difficult to understand the importance of this large souvenir market as it offers nowadays not much else than a series of stalls selling clothes of Brazil and other Brazilian paraphernalia....More

Thank Jeff_Proulx
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You can get a UBER, will be cheaper. If the bus has a line Executive. Have fun
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