In Brasil you can find great artisanal stuff, handmade sculptures, clothings, instruments etc.. for a fair price. But at mercado modelo you'll just see a gathering of boring souvenirshops. Nothing exciting, nothing authentic, it looks more like made in China. As unfortunately do many souvenirshops in the centre of town. Beside at the mercado nothings has fixed prices and be sure: they rip you off. Vendors are not ashamed to ask the double of what you would pay somewhe else.
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