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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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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$ 83.19*
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
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The heart's city

As a good traveler that I suppose be, I can be sure that's one of the three top market in the world! It's my favorite place in BH ever! Few places as Mercado Central translates... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a good traveler that I suppose be, I can be sure that's one of the three top market in the world! It's my favorite place in BH ever! Few places as Mercado Central translates the soul of his people with flavours, smell, sounds and sympathy as that one! It's a must see place that you arrive as earlier as... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mercado Central is indeed one of the best markets in Brasil. You'll find regional and even rare products, delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, linguiça, manioc flour, guaraná, açaí, queijo Minas, do Serro e Caraça (cheese), cachaça, goiabada, doce de leite, handcrafts. And you can have lunch or some snack there...

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Thank eliane253
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A market where you find everything about Minas, our people, our customs and our flavors. Try the local cuisine, eating chicken gizzard, chicken with okra, crackers, pork belly, cheese bread and the famous local sweets. Come and see the beautiful handicrafts of Minas Gerais.

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the market to buy topical foods of Minas. There were many shops which sells cheese, spices, sweet, vegetables, meats and fishes. Also, they sell not only food but also topical foods and souvenirs. Worth to visiting.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you want to buy spices, local fruits, handcrafts, take a good coffe, have a good lunch, or just relax drinking a good beer, that´s the place. If you were not in Central Market of Belo Horizonte, you did not visit the city at all.

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Thank XandeGC
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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Thank Thiago G
Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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30 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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