Mercado Modelo
Mercado Modelo
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3.5
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,214 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The market was a stop on a tour we took in Salvador. It's a historic building that's now a tourist trap. The merchandise all seemed the same.......there was no way to know if most things were authentic crafts or imported junk.
Written 19 February 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Located in lower town near the port terminal is this large undercover market, however, during our visit it was under going refurbishment, and a lot of stall were set up in a marquee, this did not dissuade the vendors or the shoppers, it had a really good vibe and we enjoyed shopping there before heading back to the ship.
Written 27 December 2022
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Sarah A
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Absolutely nothing to see or buy. All the kiosks have the exact same items & absolutely no variety.Don’t waste your time.
Written 29 March 2022
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travelbug
Pensacola, FL1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
I’m glad my brother and I stopped in here before heading up the elevator. I felt safe inside the market but keep close eye on your valuables. Temperature checks and alcohol hand wash were mandated upon entry. I bought a cute backpack for 15 reals. I bought a cute shot glass I didn’t see at any other shops.
Written 24 January 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA1,018 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
Nice historic with great shopping and restaurants also with scenic views. This is truly a must see when visiting Salvador.
Written 28 December 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a typical tourist market, with lots of souvenirs. It is within walking distance of the cruise terminal and you can walk right through it on the way to the elevator. There is a restaurant at the top but I never tried it.
Written 14 May 2020
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Papaleadfoot
Cave Creek, AZ358 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The market was jammed with mostly tourists the day we were there. Hammocks were a popular buy. Otherwise, typical items (mostly for tourists) you find in a market. This matket has very many stalls! It is walking distance from the cruise terminal. Worth going to especially if you aren't on a group tour.
Written 11 April 2020
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newyorkseestheworld
New York City, NY83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Every section had the same kind of items a few better and few ok quality. Not many people hawking their wares, so that was relaxing-ish.

A few booths had unique items. As long as you walk all the way through it, you'll find something unique.

The restaurant up top (named for a woman, I can't remember), there are 2, I went to the left one. It was meh, maybe the other one was better.
Written 10 March 2020
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Hi Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services even better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Written 11 March 2020
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Jeanette Jane
San Francisco, CA143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The market was lively and full of many souvenirs to choose from, yet it seemed as it could have been any other market in Brasil or other part of the world.

You’ll get many calls into shops and offers. Although you may find a good deal or two.
Written 28 February 2020
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Hi Giron Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services even better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Written 5 March 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,048 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a very popular local market for selling typical tourist stuff. It was once a port Customs Building and now converted to a market. This building can get hot inside despite fans and quite crowded when the cruise ships are in port. Inside are two levels of shopping. The roof has many holes in it.

BOTTOM LINE: You don't need to spend more than 15-30 minutes to visit here. It seems like most of the vendor stalls carry about the same stuff from aisle to asile. We found nothing "locally made" that we just had to buy. There are a few restaurants here and a bar. You'll not miss much if you can't don't come here. MY RATING: 5/10

WARNING: Be careful with any valuables you may have including cameras, phones, wallets or loose jewelry. We were warned by a local to "be careful" when shopping here. I did not shoot any photos here so as not to tip-off someone wanting a nice camera to snatch.
Written 27 February 2020
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Hi Midway Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services even better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Written 28 February 2020
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