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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
Phone Number:
+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$ 81.56*
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Private Tour: Discover Belo Horizonte City
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The best Central Market in Brazil

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market is a must with you want try "liver" and a cold beer. There is praticaly nonplace for sitting so be prepare to have an intersting experience eating great food and drinking beer in a middle of hundreds of people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I personally like to go to markets as you get to see the culture as genuine as it gets! the place was great, and very cheap to eat and drink! go with a local so you don't get lost

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I try to avoid these places, your packed in like sardines, it's hot, people are pestering you to come in and you often get ripped off. However, this was different. There's not many stores with annoying employees trying to push useless items on you, instead people are offering free samples of various cheeses, coffee, cachaca etc. Granted, many of... More 

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Thank Michael H
Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Mercado Central is a must visit when in Belo Horizonte. Very cosmopolite and always very busy. From kitchenware to spices and local gifts everything is there. Just be aware of pickpockets they are plenty.

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Thank Pierre M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mercado central has everything from cheese to pastel to clothing to pots and pans and gifts for everyone. When my husband and I do our annual family visit to brasil, we always stop here to buy our cheese, nuts, fish, meats, havianos, etc. can't beat the price or fun there. Only thing I don't enjoy is seeing the animals and... More 

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Thank lesleycoelho
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come to Belo Horizonte, you must go the Central Market. There you can find lots of souvenirs ant tradional products of Minas Gerais. Inside, you can find great cafes and some "butecos" (nice places to get some beer and some finger foods). It's a simple, but very charming place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mercado Central in Belo Horizonte is a great place to shop for souvenirs and to have a general knowledge of the local culture. Minas Gerais in Brazil is a huge state with a variety of regionalism. In Mercado Central you can have a real taste of the differences in the Minas Region and the Mineiro Culture. People say you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place seems chaotic when you arrive, but once you understand its purpose it becomes a great site to shop everything possible, from typical food (cheese, peppers, spices, Fruits and nuts) to clothing, shoes and kitchen stuff. Definitely a place you must visit to buy all possible gifts for the entire family. Don't forget to try the "fígado acebolado com... More 

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