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Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market

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As featured in 3 Days in Sao Paulo and 3 other guides
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Address: Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000, Brazil
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+55 11 3313 3365
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06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the...

Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo — nicknamed the Mercadão — has thousands of food items on offer, literally from soup to nuts. Lush tropical and temperate fruits from every season, choice cuts of meats and fish, and hearty prepared foods,such as the renowned and enormous mortadella (bologna) sandwich, complete the market's catalog of wares, all for sale in a boisterous, welcoming atmosphere. The surrounding area can be a bit sketchy, but the sights and flavors more than make up for the journey downtown.

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If you are in São Paulo, the "Mercadão" or Sao Paulo market could be an unforgetable experience. There you'll se mora than fruits, food or places that you will have an world... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in São Paulo, the "Mercadão" or Sao Paulo market could be an unforgetable experience. There you'll se mora than fruits, food or places that you will have an world experience.... you will taste a part of Sao Paulo's city life: architeture of the place, the frenesi of the salesmen inviting you to prove your products. And after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go there if you go to São Paulo city. This is a hundred years building that was renewed, originally it was the market raw distribution area of foods and fruits for the city people. Nowadays you can taste all kind of seasons, groceries, fruits, fish, etc. Additionally there are many restaurants and fast food area where you can... More 

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It's locate in a such terrible place, that I recommend you to don't be there by yourself on the surrounding area. But inside there is really cool. Have a lot of fruits, good meal to eat there or carry on. They sell a great variety of things. Could be really busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there to try the famous mortadella sandwich. The experience was great. Spend there about 5 hours. Watch out from fruit vendors. They give you a taste of their nicest fruits but not necessarily sell you the best. Other than this this is a must if you are in SP.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Market is a must go when in São Paulo! The fruits, foods and scents are just amazing! The Cod pastel, the Bologna Sandwiches are full of flavor, and all is even better with a cold beer.

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Great place visit, amazing architecture, I felt safe and had the chance to try some fruit salad. I wish I could find more healthy dishes here, apart of the "pastéis", "bolinho de bacalhau" and "pão com mortadela". You can provide amazing and healthy food that taste wonderfully and don't hurt your wallet. I was a bit disappointed this time. Anyway,... More 

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A festival of colors, smells, faces. Wonderful space and experience. And great food as well. Go early in the AM to avoid the crowds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If u want to try different things as fruits or sanduiches, this is the place. It is not cheap but the food is amazing. It is a place that u must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is a gastronomic journey. i suggest to start with fruits, just go to any stand and ask to try. there is a lot of variety, from very sweet to very sour, buy something so you return the favor to the seller. then go for the famous pastel de bacalhau. of you prefer meat to fish, pao de mortadela is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The City of São Paulo farmers' market aka "Mercadão" is a great place to taste local and imported food and spices. Not as cheap as one might imagine, it nevertheless provides a delicious experience for tourists and locals in a City historical building.

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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