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“In case you just need some simple gifts” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mercado Modelo

Mercado Modelo
Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #43 of 211 things to do in Salvador
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Ghent, Belgium
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“In case you just need some simple gifts”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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.

Visited February 2014
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“Cheap souvenir shopping !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Located in the lower city-Cidade Baixa- this market looks quite different from the malls and shopping centers we're used to. It's rather worn and shabby, but if you appreciate local colour and you're up for a change, this is the place to do your souvenir shopping in Salvador. From local herbs and spices to cloth for drapes or curtains, going through paintings, local art of all sorts and a restaurant on the first floor with a terrace opening onto the marina, you can spend a good hour and quite a little money and leave with an armful of nice stuff !

Visited October 2013
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“Mercado Modelo - a fun few hours!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I visited here on a Sunday morning. It was a great place to look at curios, souvenirs and paintings. The friendly sellers did their best to entice the tourist from Canada, but were not aggressive. Of course I bought a few things! I enjoyed wandering, grinning at some of the collections of ware, and watching other people. A market is a market is a market! The fascinating location allows one's mind to wander back in Brasilian history.

Visited October 2013
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“Be careful!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's very possible that you pay 300% more that the real price. Check the price in internet before you go there!! A lot clothes and things aren't a good quality!! And this is a really popular places for tourists!! What do you do brazilian people!!?? You should shame of yourself!!

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“Nice Place to Buy Souvenirs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Located a across the street from the famous tourist attraction, Elevator Lacerda, the Mercado Modelo is a nice transition for visitors who have come off Elevator Larcerda. Mercado Modelo is a nice place to buy a wide variety of souvenirs and have lunch. Not recommended to visit here at night.

Visited August 2013
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