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Novo Mercado Velho

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Address: Av. Epaminondas Jacome | Centro, Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil

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Nice setting along the banks of the river, standard local market

Other than the setting along the impressive bridge over the river, and along a street that looks like a Western movie set, the market itself is pretty much the standard local... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Milan S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Other than the setting along the impressive bridge over the river, and along a street that looks like a Western movie set, the market itself is pretty much the standard local market offering prepared foods, fruits, plants and some knick-knacks...I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but it is something going on to pass a lazy evening...

Thank Milan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A friend and I visited on a Saturday in the middle of the day. Multiple stores and restaurants were closed. The ones that were open were not very interesting. There doesn't seem to be much to do in Rio Branco and the market is only worth going to because there's not much else to occupy your time here.

Thank Bobby B
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This market was very interesting on the weekend and there were many shops to explore. It was much quieter during the week. It was fun to visit in the evening to enjoy a drink and the live music.

Thank Beenaround30
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visit the Novo Mercado Velho and surroundings shop, enjoy a meal photo opts river front souvenirs, drinks, meals, music and night

Thank africanmatrix
São Carlos do Pinhal, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

There are lots of art crafts here from local native people. It seems they have everything you need or you can simply walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank MariaOliver1976
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Novo Mercado Velho is a great place to chill out in Rio Branco. It is part of the old town and has got some renovation past the last years. It has good options of restaurants and bars inside the main building and around its large footpath. The thing is: local culture! Present in the regional food, music and beverages. The... More 

Thank Aldcejam M
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The market had few stores open when we visited on Friday morning. I expected more options for local arts and crafts. There is a great store of medicinal products from the Amazon. That was the highlight

Thank Daniela L
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Want to relax after busy day? Renovated Mercado Velho is the place. I like how they renovated it - nice bright colors, plenty of places to get drinks and snacks.

Thank NayiU
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The Novo Mercado Velho is an old building all renovated and very charming. A few steps form the river, the building accomodate around 15 small tends including the only indigenous shop I sound in the city (and it was closed on a Saturday), a few Amazonian herbs shops and fishing items. There is also a large food hall serving all... More 

Thank Travelix2012
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

The "mercado velho" (old market) is a must go place if you are in Rio Branco, but there is nothing special about it. There are some touristic itens to buy and food vendors. It is in front of the main river of the city but the view is not nice. I think the place is safe, there are some police... More 

Thank Eduardo A

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