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Hippie Fair

Av. Afonso Pena, 1400, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Ranked #6 of 22 Shopping in Belo Horizonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Hippie Market was the highlight of our trip to Belo Horizonte. We enjoyed our walk there from our hotel near Patio Savassi and tried to negotiate a route with the least uphill climbing. It was very pretty. It was great to find somewhere that was open on a Sunday morning as we were shocked to find most of the... More

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Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's in my hometown and I go there once in a while since ever. If you are a traveler and like to get close to people, go there. It's crowded, crazy, wonderful. Be aware of the hot sun and the "quick hands" (they come from nowhere). Great place to have a beer and get to try some of typical brazilian... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

WOW, shopping mecca for the ladies! Great place to buy hand made leather shoes, purse, jewelry, all sorts of hand crafted goods and food to keep you going. Watch the quality as there are some really good stuff but also some really cheap product. Strongly recommend getting there really early (6 to 7am) as it gets really busy as the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a day off on business trip and a couple of us had a wander down to the Sunday market I had spotted on TripAdvisor. Some great art stalls and fantastic food. We had just eaten and wished we hadn't so we could sample some of the food on offer. Very busy and a walk around the park with it's... More

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Seattle, Washington
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49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

If you want to mingle with the locals, eat local food, buy local products at great prices, that's the place to go. It seems to work from 8am to 2pm, so I'd recommend going around 10 am (Sundays only) and shop, eat and enjoy it. All cab drivers know where to go, it is located downtown Belo Horizonte. It was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Also called the Feira de Arte e Artesanato, this Sunday street market is huge. It's at least 3 or 4 blocks long with many hundreds of vendors selling women's clothing, purses, jewelery, shoes, gifts, and tons of stuff. Very very crowded with locals but not many tourists for some reason. Prices seem good. Also has food vendors with really good... More

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Every Sunday morning until about 2pm one can stroll at the hippie fair. It's a huge open air market where they sell furniture, paintings, souvenirs, children's clothes, jewellery, bags & shoes. You can purchase local food & beer. It's definitely worthwhile to visit the largest Sunday market in the entire state. Afterwards you can go for a walk in the... More

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Rio de Janeiro
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Believe: this is one of the most famous street fair in Brazil. In the vicinities of fair you can see many buses with licenses from far states. People come from the south and north of Brazil, thousands of miles! yes!, to buy here and re-sale in their cities. The prices are cheap so the seller "do their party" here. For... More

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Sahara
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

The highlight, really, is the meat on a stick in the food area! We also enjoyed watching some people doing capoeira (Brazilian dance/fighting). And the park that borders the street is a great place to wander, play, listen to music if there's a band playing, and picnic. Vendors sell cheap jewelry, clothes, house decor, baby items, etc. Not a whole... More

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singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

if you like open air markets/ fairs, you will surely enjoy the Hippie Fair that only happens on Sunday morning at Av. Alfonso Pena in front of the Municipal Park. I was there from about 10am and only left at 1pm (only because the man got bored). so, if you are going with male company, do make sure he is... More

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