Mercado da Ribeira
Mercado da Ribeira
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Visiting Olinda, one cannot miss at least a short visit to traditional "Mercado da Ribeira". It is erroneously mistaken as an old "slave market", but it has been in fact, since the 17th century, a groceries market and, only in the 1960s, it became a handicrafts center. The former grocery small shops were converted and a very attractive handicrafts center is today part of Olinda's tourist circuit. A nice variety of items and prices, make "Mercado da Ribeira" a lovely place for buying small souvenir gifts to take home. Depending on how many items you are buying, some haggling may be successful, at least for getting small discounts. Enjoy!
Written 5 November 2018
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Mick L
Stevenage, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Checked out the market during the day - fantastic variety of fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Returned later that evening for a meal - presunto to start massive bbq’d king prawn and calamari to follow - delish but prawn a bit pricy - wine by the glass. Great variety of food stalls - don’t miss out
Written 28 June 2018
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MariaCFC
Palm Coast, FL241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
This old slave market called Mercado da Ribeira in Olinda is such a great place to walk around and see all the local craft. If you have the time to hire a local guide to listen to the history of Olinda you will love Olinda even more. Across the street from the Mercado da Ribeira you will find a tapioqueira' stand and there you can order all kinds of tapioca stuffed with coconut and cheese, banana and cinnamon, shrimp etc. The tapiocas ( white tortillas) are delicious. Try different flavors. You will like it. The Mercado da Ribeira is a highly recommend tourist attraction and when they reformed some of the old cells they found buried treasures that hat were left behind. It has a small parking lot and it is located on the top of a hill so if you decide to take a walk to visit the marked please wear flat and comfortable shoes because it will be a long walk. Also early morning and after 2:00 pm are better time to walk up there since the sun won't be so hot. My advise is try to walk with other people to avoid robbers. Olinda is beautiful but certain streets can be dangerous. I highly recommend this Market. It is a very interesting place to visit v
Written 2 May 2017
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