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Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Avenida Augusto de Lima, 744, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30190-922, Brazil
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+55 31 3274 9434
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$ 80.64*
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
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Interesting (but not as cheap as it used to be)

It's a pretty cool place to spend a few hours, for tourists or locals. Ideal for having a beer or tasting some local cuisine specialties. A few years back, it was also sinonym of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a pretty cool place to spend a few hours, for tourists or locals. Ideal for having a beer or tasting some local cuisine specialties. A few years back, it was also sinonym of lower prices, which is no longer true.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one of a kind, when it comes to markets, in Belo Horizonte. Here you will find almost anything, from local typical beverages, food, to childrens toys... and you can even buy yorself a pet. At first sight is looks confusing and messy, but it is just anmimpression. However, if you are not used to it, you will... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to find local products of Minas Gerais , several kinds of cheese , fruits,sweet , beans and handicraft.

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great market!! Huge place!! There lots of stores, you can find almost everything over there. Best place in BH to buy some local food and gifts.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are fond of spices, smells and meeting local people, this is the place. I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte and have visited a fair amount of countries. I can guarantee this Central Market is one of the places you will be glad to experiment while in the city. Try the cold beer, while enjoying a plate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting market, lots of foods, health shops, artisans and places to eat! I really enjoyed coming here and defiantly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the attractiveness of the place is the so called Pet corridor. Young kids love it! Some ignorant bureaucracy is willing to remove it from there. Whatever the reasons it's a mistake The rest of the market is a colourful expensive oriental bazar nice to tour in. But should they withdraw the only attraction of it will it be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the ones who are interesting to discover the brazilian food, the Mercado Central is the right place to visit. Easy to access by car ( parking isn't free ) or by bus, you will find most of the products of Minas Gerais and Brazil. And if you're hungry yu will find some botecos where to eat some aperitives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

One whole block with more than 400 stores with agricultural products, bars and restaurants serving traditional food, craftworks, any kind of products. Tourists guide available. You can spend hours delighting with the food, stores, services, drinking or even just seeing. Must visit. I've seen Central Markets in other Brazilian capitals and this one is the best!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

It's a place where you can find many local things, incredible food like cheeses and fruits specially. You might take a look to have a very good brazilian experience.

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