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29 Nov 2017
“Real market like i love”
21 Dec 2017
“Local Market”
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Av. Frederico Pontes, s/n | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I visited this market as part of a shore excursion from Salvador. This market had many different food stuffs as well as other items such as clothing and crafts. This is probably the worst market I have seen in the world. It was grubby and...More

2  Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Colorfull an smelly market , take the bus from the Elevador and ask for Sao joaquim market , you will find all what you need ,and it's really typical !

Thank Christophe P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This can be just another market, as another reviewer noted, but what "got me" is that this is the place most Candomble practitioners go to get their offering animals, candles, and even costumes. This place is unique in that it merges a farmers' market with...More

Thank dfopr
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As with many South American markets interesting but rather grubby and chaotic. Prices low and large range of fruit vegetables and spices. Outside the market I was mugged and had my property stollen and my wrist bruised in a struggle. We were on a cruise...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 14 December 2016

That is raw Bahia as you can only see in Pierre Verger's pictures or in Jorge Amado's books. This is where baianos go for shopping. It's very cheap but don't expect to find a clean market. This one is dirty. And still beautiful. You can...More

1  Thank Adriano M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As mentioned by local tour operator this seems to be the biggest market in Latin-America and indeed when you walk the interior you can easily get lost. This is where local restaurants go and buy their needs- spices, vegetables, fruit, fish, life stock, clothes any...More

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 3 April 2016

If you're like me, and you seek out markets wherever you go, I'm sure you'll like it. It definitely is an assault on the senses in ever way. An endless network with something surprising around every corner. Stay alert though, people are pushing carts and...More

1  Thank nobo
Reviewed 19 November 2015

In addition to the usual fruits, vegetables, meat and fish....this market offered relics and animals for Candomble religious beliefs and ceremonies. Very interesting.

Thank KathyNH
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is not really a fair review because we we only drove slowly by a couple of times in a taxi, and temporarily stopped a couple of times, once while the taxi driver ask the policeman where he could park (which there was no where...More

Thank ClayF2
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great place to take pictures, recommended by my b&b owners. They sell mostly fruit, vegs and meat here. The colours are amazing but the smells can be intrusive and if you are a strict vegetarian you may wish to avoid this

3  Thank Henrice A
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