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Located at Guiajará Bey. Regarded as one of the wonders of the state os Pará. It was elected one of the seven wonders of Brazil for being one of the oldest markets in Brazil. Best tourist, cultural and economic point of the city of Belém.
There is so much to see and take in. It's truly a sensory and visual overload. The stalls are tightly packed and it's very crowded. A lot of the stalls sell the same thing, but it's clear that the locals have there favorite vendors.There are...More
We visited this market as part of a tour from a cruise. The market was unfortunately closing as we arrived but there was still plenty to see. It must have been considered dangerous as apart from our guides we had burly security men watching our...More
Very interesting market in Belem. The ideal place to see various local natural resources sold as products: cassava derived products, vegetables, fruits such as cupuaçu, brazilian nut, river and sea fish, etc. There is one section dedicated to health and herbs used for rituals or...More
Now I love a market and this was the main focus of our tour today. The market is reputedly the largest in Brazil so had naturally been excited to experience it. A short distance from the tender pier, and located alongside the river it was...More
Great to immerse yourself in the noise and heat of a market. Interesting to observe the people and activity. It is not clean and that was everywhere we walked in Belem. Scavanging birds were having a great time with the rubbish.
Interesting local market, with great smells, different local fruits and vegetables (try the Amazon fruit juices), nice fried fish to eat. Try the fresh açai, tastes nicer and different from what you get elsewhere.
Local art crafts for a reasonable price.
Just leave your valuables...More
We visited over the holiday weekend on our cruise ship, and the Mercado was packed with local shoppers and diners. This is the largest open air market in Latin America, and sold everything imaginable from chickens to chicken soup. There was also a raised part...More