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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
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:30
Sat 07:30 - 18:30

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The heart of Porto Alegre

Visiting the "Mercado Público" is a most enjoyable activity in a city with rather few interesting places to see. There you will find food, souvenirs, artisanal beer, and if you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington1956
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the "Mercado Público" is a most enjoyable activity in a city with rather few interesting places to see. There you will find food, souvenirs, artisanal beer, and if you are lucky you may find someone playing a piano (I've met Zas, the French singer there) or attend an homage to Ogum (St. George in Umbanda religion).

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Thank Washington1956
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must go. A mixed of food market with Brazilian religious articles and great place to eat. Go to banca 40 and enjoy a delicious fruit salad with cream. Buy traditional gaúcho things and organic herbs.

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Thank Ts S
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the renovations, the market became even more spelling and interesting. With its go to place for raw sea food, but also for good coffee and pastries...and erva mate of course!

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Thank mabrondani
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Full of life e culture! A must see in Porto alegre. Restaurants, food market, flea market all at once. Beautiful!

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Thank Bibiana R
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Lisi_9
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 17 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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Thank Rick V
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Reviewed 9 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

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Macae, RJ
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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.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 16 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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