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Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

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Address: Largo Jornalista Glenio Peres | Glênio Peres Square, Downtown, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90020-050, Brazil
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+55 51 3289 4801
07:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:30
Sat 07:30 - 18:30

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An unique public market

This is a popular market located in the heart of Porto Alegre city. This is the place where a costumer can find a wide range of products, from wine to coffee and tea, from meat to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Luis M
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a popular market located in the heart of Porto Alegre city. This is the place where a costumer can find a wide range of products, from wine to coffee and tea, from meat to fish.

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Dorking, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Don't miss Banca 40 and try the "açaí com granola" - the most amazing and delicious thing you will ever eat! (the ice cream is also amazing! and the coffee - try that too). The Mercado is a bit "dated" but some good food, produce, traditional merchandise, amazing and exotic fruit for sale!

Thank Lisi_9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This market is the most traditional one in the city. It's been there for longer than 100years and survived a major fire few years ago. You can find a huge range of spices, fruits, vegetables, Deli, wines, coffee and so on. It has potential to grow. The 2nd level should be used better to give customers more choice of option... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of food and stuff to buy. Pretty busy place. Nice place to visit. Go in early to avoid huge crowds

Thank Jyri K
Macae, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I love going to mercados publicos wherever I go because of the selected products they have. Many times they are not the cheapest but almost all the time they are worth it.

Thank VeronicaDestro
Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in town to buy spices, cheeses, meats and seafood. Also has several restaurants and shops for all tastes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It reminds me La Boqueria from Barcelona. Nice place to think about how trade was in the eighteenth century. To walk around Praça Montevideu is a nice walk

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walked downtown and bumped into the market without looking for it. As for markets, I have been to much larger and nicer, but this is a working man's city. I like the markets because it shows what locals tend to buy (with the exceptions of the shops that cater specifically for tourists). There were many locals gathered around several meat... More 

Thank Geomutt
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, fun, organized and full of fresh nice products, including my favorites salami and cheese. Found here the best bee wax I have ever found, that gives you an idea of the variety of things you can find

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Muenster, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The visit of the public market is a good starting point for a walk around the city. The market itself is not very spectacular, but worth a stroll along the stores offering various goods. Also the coffee there is quite good.

Thank Whabada

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