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Address: Boulevard Castilhos Franca, 1040 | Cidade Velha, Belem, State of Para, Brazil
Phone Number: 32303926
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Really big and nice market next to the river. They have all kinds of food which I had never heard of in Europe. Tip: just go to the fruit stands and ask for all the fruits with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

When we first arrived some locals tried to warn us this is not a safe place and to be careful. We spent here lots of time during our stay on Belem having lunch or a beer by the river, even during the night and we never had a problem. Try Fish with Açaí, buy some Brazil nuts (the best you'll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Really big and nice market next to the river. They have all kinds of food which I had never heard of in Europe. Tip: just go to the fruit stands and ask for all the fruits with the weird names that you have never eaten before. Another tip: have lunch there, it's a unique experience!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ver-o-Peso is a market complex on the Belém riverside. It has different buildings and areas for fish, meat, fruit, herbs, manioc meal, Brazil nuts, and food. In spite of it being a tourist attraction, it is a real working market, with people preparing manioc flour, cracking Brazil nuts with machetes, cleaning fish, and sorting fruit. As any market, it is... More 

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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The place is great, you can see a wide variety of products, from food to regional creations. The problem is that you have to be constantly aware of people that try to pick-pocket you. I was a tourist and everyone was following me and asking me for money, it's a sad situation; I think police has to improve its checkings.... More 

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Belem, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice place had no problems, it is a very large market and I felt secure as the reviews are old in a lot of the web pages. I saw no pick pockets or felt any danger during my two visits so far the smell is outrageous yet I'm on vacation for 3 months might as well get use to it... More 

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The place is surrounded by a popular fair with lots of herbs and fruits. Inside de market, you can reach local fish, more herbs and sauces. Some hand made beverages. Everything is very picturesque. It's very interesting visit in the morning, as early as you can go.

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Please mind your belongings here, especially when it's crowded. It's a very interesting place to understand local culture, buy some fruits, veggies and fish. You can also buy all kinds of gifts here. Don't try eating here or you might risk getting food poisoning or some bad stomach feeling. Check the Docas restaurants just 3 minutes ahead.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited Mercado Ver-o-Peso with a group of 12 and an English speaking tour guide for about an hour on a Wednesday morning when things were fairly quiet. Took notice of guide and Belem people who advised us to be careful and not take or wear obvious valuables. Need not have worried as there was a highly visible police presence and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It´s incredible the variety of fruits, colors, smells, tastes you can find at Ver-o-Peso. Even if you are Brazilian, you will be delighted. Everything is so exotic that you shall leave you prejudice aside and taste whatever you want.

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Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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159 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The smell of the herbs of rainforests, birds, fish, exotic fruits. We are on the border of the Amazon. The people are warm and friendly. Be sure to try the goldfish and some of the Acai, the fruit, if you are not used to. Typical local dish. After? Or take a boat back in the immense river or have a... More 

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