mercado municipal de sao paulo
Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the...
A friend who lives in the city took me here while I was visiting. Great place to watch life happen as locals and tourists mix to do their grocery/edible souvenir shopping. Tons of fresh and packaged goods available- meats, fruits, spices, spirits and sundries from various states of Brazil are sold by the vendors downstairs at fair, local, clearly marked prices. Upstairs has options for dining. At lunch time you can clearly see the most popular choices by the long lines to be seated. The building is unique with stained glass windows letting light in from the peaks of the building sides, and the walk here through the neighborhood is interesting in itself.
Fabulous. A must go place to visit, eat, taste and buy fruit, fish, cheese and much more. But there's no bargain. Quite expensive but amazing quality.
If your looking for a place to go for sights, smells, tastes and people watching then Mercado municipal is the place to go. We visited on a Sunday and it was buzzing, you can walk freely round looking and tasting as some of the stall holders give samples. Fruits, meats, cheeses everything is here. After walking around head upstairs to the mezzanine level where all the bars and restaurants are. We ate ate at the bar edifico which was fantastic and the beer was amazing. Prices are reasonable for a sandwich and beer it's about 30 reals. Get a taxi or it is near a subway station there is the Cathedral Se close by which is a short walk away.
This was definitely an awesome place to experience if in Sao Paulo. Think North Market in Columbus but much much larger. I could not imagine trying to drive to here after seeing the traffic.
This market was designed by Ramos de Azevedo one of the leading architects of 1900's in Brasil.Other works includes: Municipal Theater, Post Office Building, Palacio das Industrias, Palacio da Justiça etc.Besides being a architectural landmark, is a colorful and vibrating food market with a mix of colors and tastes that will seduce you.
This market is really amazing with lots to taste and smell and an unmatched energy! I came for the mortadella at bar do Mano but, I stayed for everything else. My suggestion is to start upstairs with a drink (coffee, beer, juice) and head down after you've taken it all in.
A mixing of aromas, colors, and tastes. It is a trip to paradise of senses!!! The location is not the best, however you will not regret visiting this amazing market.
One of the places I'v always look for when visiting other cities is the city market. If you come to Sao Paulo make sure you visit Mercado Municipal. There you will find so many different fruits from all over the world and many spice shops. Don't forget to check the food court and try the pastel de bacalhau (codfish empanado) and mortadela sandwich. This last one is huge. It's a bit trick to get there by car and also to park. One suggestion is going by the subway - line blue - and stop at "Luz" station.
This market is really nice. If any one want to visit this market he should taste all the fruits of brazil market . Its really nice. one more thing, don't buy any stuff like t shirts from here. Rio de Jenerio is best place to buy all stuff of same quality.
This market is a must in Sao Paulo! From de the archtecture thru the fuit stalls and restaurants every thing is nice! The fruits are fantastic, although rather expensive.