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Hippie Fair Crafts Market

Praca General Osorio | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #7 of 47 shopping in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A hippie hangout in the 1960s, this Sunday market in Ipanema is an entertaining place to browse for arts and crafts, as well as to people watch (at... more » Owner description: A hippie hangout in the 1960s, this Sunday market in Ipanema is an entertaining place to browse for arts and crafts, as well as to people watch (at Praca General Osario, 8am-6pm, Sundays). « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Spend a entire morning here? Maybe an hour or two at most, unless you like looking at dozens of vendors with mostly the same stuff. Literally ten stalls in a row with the same or similar leather goods. Bought two "hand crafted" incense burners as gifts for people. Both were on pieces shortly after we got home. Embarrassing, they weren't... More

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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a fun way to spend a morning on a nice day. Lots of souvenirs, some food, and close to Ipanema beach. I'm glad we went, I found a cute necklace and other souvenirs for us and family. Lots of art too, if that's your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I bought a stone carved bird at the souvenir shop at Sugarloaf for R $120, found the same thing there for $20. There's tons of cool stuff and local artists. Most of it dirt cheap!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This market is placed on the square near the Ipanema beach and is open only during Sundays. This is one of the best places to buy your souvenirs from Rio for really really good prices (I was a little bit surprised that the prices in vendors that I visited were fixed - no bargaining). You can buy hear magnets, paintings,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Sunday market should certainly be on every itinerary, there are a lot of things on sale here for all kinds of people, with a few regular art/paintings to some very beautiful artisan leather painting by a sweet lady called Mari Hermann. There were stalls that sold the regular touristy t-shirts, magnets, paraphernalia, souvenirs of Rio and Brazil. Also, one... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Hippie Market located in Ipanema is a very nice walk every Sunday during the day. You can find lots of souvenirs, good paintings, nice accessories and if you like spicy food, you can try some " food from Bahia" located in every corner of the square. Be always aware of the pickpockets and enjoy the location. Dont't forget to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This market was a pleasant surprise! Lots of friendly vendors, most seemed to take great pride in their crafts. You can pick up alot of cheap souvenirs (keychains, etc) but we also found some really unique items.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Lots of fun stuff to buy. Some is trinkety, but other stuff is better quality. Check out the stall with jewelry made of golden straw. Also, be sure to check out the art in the center area. I bought, trinkets for my son, leather sandels & a painting. Wish I had bought the golden straw jewelry. ***I think this is... More

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nice market. Very relaxed. The combination of local food, arts and craft and of course also some type of tourist trap but without the backlash ;) Been there a few times by now and can spend some hours there wandering around and stopping for food and drinks on the corners of the square.

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The hippie market in Ipanema is a traditional place to be visited. Only one block from the beach, and taking place only on Sundays, the artisans, sculptors and painters sell their creations to all those who enjoy alternative and handmade products. One precious tip: if you have a local friend in Rio, ask him to negotiate prices for you. It... More

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