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Mercado Ver-o-peso

Cidade Velha, Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 6 Shopping in Belem
Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you love fresh fish, fruits and vegetables this is the place to go in Belém. They have lots of fruits for sale that are not available in other parts of Brazil. Plenty of places to grab a snack and something cold to drink. A great place for cultural learning as the local vendors are more than happy to share... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited this market in 1982 and 1983 and decided to visit again on a recent trip to Brazil. We were shocked and disappointed by how poor it now is in comparison to its former glory - it is simply not worth bothering with any more. To add insult to injury we suffered a most distressing incident just outside the... More

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Belo Horizonte - Brasil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is a must to go there! Many typical fruits, a lot of typical plants and herbs, very nice handcraft from Indians, and good souvenirs for a very good price!

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Belem, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Ver-o-Peso market is a must-see in Belém and a trade spot dating back to the 18th century. Its four towered iron building is for Belém what the statue of liberty is to New York. The movement in the market starts early in the morning, before the sun comes up. You can see açaí and fishery arrive from the islands... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I think this is the one of most tourists attractions in Belém. Even though is crowded with lots of locals calling you gringa, this place is a must do experience! I'm an açaí lover and I'm always searching for the tasty one. The natives have açaí in a different way though but just ask for some ice and sugar (don't... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Wonderful outdoor market. Must arrive early (6-7 am) to see the Acai and fish markets in full glory. Medicine, craft, fruit, meat, nuts, and snack sections are all worthwhile although better visited after 9 am. Crowded later in the day but lots of friendly faces... And many of the merchants are very open to discussions of their trade and products.... More

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Georgetown, Guyana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Smelly open air market full with merchandise.We heard lots of stories about visitors getting robbed there.Like most cities in Brazil it's not advisable to walk around with many accessories. Lots of stuff to see and buy.One great attraction was the amount of different fruits and fish from that area(Belem). A must visit but be careful with your belongings.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The place really has the specialties of the region, but ... it's smelly, uncleaned, not tourist friendly and full of menacing looking people. I hope the city authorities are reading the reports here so that they could pay a lot more attention to this place. It has a lot of historical importance and tourist potential.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We love markets, so ver-o-peso was one of the main places we wanted to visit in Belem. We had a morning of fun, exploring the different sections, admiring the agility of the people cleaning the Brazil nuts and of course all the different smells of the strange fruit of the Amazon. We were a bit disappointed witht the fish-marked as... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If it was only for the architecture and the different goods available, it would be ok, however the place was very smelly, very dirty, and you do not feel safe while walking around. While walking in the market someone who was with me was robbed (had a small gold necklace ripped off the neck). Definitely not worth the risk. You... More

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