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“Historic building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Public Market

Central Public Market
XV de Novembro Plaza | Glênio Peres Square, Downtown, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
+55 (51) 228.9513
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Ranked #24 of 187 things to do in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This neoclassical architecture building was opened in 1869. With over 100 shops and stores, there is great variety of options: restaurants, fruit and fish stores, and a famous ice cream parlour.
Brazil
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“Historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful historic building, in the city center. Important to notice: it has been damaged by fire and it's closed for restoration!
On 2nd floor, good restaurants wait for you!

Visited July 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
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“You should visit it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting place where you can buy, or eat. Good restaurants.
There are stores where you can buy groceries, meat, vegetables and differents kinds of fish.

Visited April 2013
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“Mandatory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Being at Porto Alegre and not visiting the Central Public Market is a crime! Food, restaurant grocery, delicatessen and city history mixed in the same place.

Visited December 2012
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Porto Alegre, RS
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“History and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The restaurants have a lot of interesting options, especially fish made (Gambrinus restaurant). Great ice-cream and fresh-fruits must be taste. Be careful, could be a little dangerous (thieves).

Visited July 2013
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“Not Quite the Boqueria but Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This seemed to be one of the popular free places to visit in Porto Alegre and also it appealed to my foodie side. It's not really hard to find being one of the focal points of the city centre and one of the largest by footprint if not height. It's slap bang next to Chale de Praca XV and right in the middle of town. The ground floor has all the masses of pork products you expect in a Portuguese or Spanish influenced market, bacalhau (salt cod) and masses of herbs and veg. On the upper deck are few restaurants including Japanese. Apparently there is a huge Japanese / Brazilian immigrant population in Brazil, a fact played out by the amount of Japanese influenced restaurants. Do visit Stall 40 for apparently the best ice cream in Porto Alegre.

Visited June 2013
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