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Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Public Market

Very good selection of seafood. Loved the beaches and bars outside the city. The beaches were not for the weak, lots of waves and surf. Enjoyed touring the Island and staying at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2013
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Scottsville, Virginia, United States
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Florianopolis, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Downtown in the center of the colonial section of the city, the public market is an active commercial center, not really a tourist attraction. The market has clothing stalls and well as all sorts of hardware, appliance stalls but the main attraction are the seafood stalls. Although shrimp is the main attraction, shoppers can find all sorts of local fish... More 

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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88 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is a typical place to visit if you go to Florianópolis. You find seafood everywhere and the atmosphere of the place is vey charming. The construction is very beautiful and it is nice also to eat seafood after being around the place.

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Calvia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This market has this very brazilian light and happy style. You ca have great and very cheap sea food dishes in the heart of downtown old style part of Florianopolis

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We have been robbed near by the Municipal Market in central Florianopolis. We have parked our car in the parking place and our luggage was in the car boot. When we went back to the car, it was open and they took our luggage. We were left with nothing else than the clothes we were wearing. Police, rent a car... More 

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Scottsville, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very good selection of seafood. Loved the beaches and bars outside the city. The beaches were not for the weak, lots of waves and surf. Enjoyed touring the Island and staying at Prai do Armacao, which had more natives than tourists.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

public market is the place that shows you the beautiful mix that florianopolis can provide. go to box 32 and the other places that can serve you a nice cold "chope" it is priceless!

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Florianopolis, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Usually a city's public market is to feature local stuff, like food, goodies, local art and so on. But while there is typical food (and fresh seafood) available, with occasional local art, on a general thought it is not like a typical public market as we see on most of the cities around the world. The downside is that the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I loved Florianopolis...it´s beaches, it´s beira mar, and I liked downtown too. But the historic district has no charm at all...shineless, boring...avoid it! The public market it´s even worst: there are a few, very few stores related with sea products or food. T- shirts and fake tennis shoes rule the market. A couple(just a pair) of lanchonetes (less of a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Don´t miss the chance to visit the Public Market once you are in Florianopolis because it´s a very nice historic buiding (first phase built in 1899 and the second in 1915) with more than 100 small shops (they call it "boxes"). We bought great popular art for fair prices (don´t forget to bargain allways): ceramics and very nice decorative stuff... More 

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Pirassununga - SP
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2008

Nice place to visit, eat and shopping Don´t miss "Box 32", full of people of all ages, specially at noon and for tha happy hour. Hungry?? Try " pastel de camarão". Can´t go wrong! Visit all the shopping boxes too.

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Address: Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Santa Catarina (SC)  >  Florianopolis

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