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Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 85-3454-8586
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Browse the boutiques, but make your purchases at this central market, where...

Browse the boutiques, but make your purchases at this central market, where the prices are better and you’ll find just about every souvenir imaginable.

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A very Brazilian experience!

The part that I loved were all the different things, mainly crafts, clothes and regional food, that you can buy for such a resonable price. The " Cajuína" is not to be missed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Banjul, Gambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to pay more here. They're used to bargains and thus resist. We bought Havaianas cheaper at the most expensive malls .. so you may not get any bargains here. But great shopping ambience and virtually everything that Ceara offers is available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The part that I loved were all the different things, mainly crafts, clothes and regional food, that you can buy for such a resonable price. The " Cajuína" is not to be missed!

Thank Luiza B
Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many shops with basically the same stuff. But if you're going for a souvenir it's a best buy ... can become quite crowded.

Thank Ian H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Large venue for regional art and handicraft works from the interior. Many types of table cloth, shirts, regional food such as cashew nuts, rapadura, leather bags. If you search enough you will find interesting things for a very low price. Worth going.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This market is an experience. There are four floors mainly of souvenirs, mostly linen, shoes, bags and bad kids clothes. The sort of things you buy and then get home and wonder why you bought them. From the outside the place looks like a modern shopping centre. It's very deceiving when you get inside and is quite old fashioned. Barter... More 

Thank andream0402
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't very impressive. Many stores, but thy are all the same. If you walk one floor, you have seen everything they offer.

Thank Anna-Louise B
Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Popular municipal market, appeared originally on 19th century in small houses on old shopping streets. the current building was opened in 1998.

Thank RIMA961
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our last port of call in Brazil. As soon as we docked the rain started and didn't stop until late afternoon. It's no fun trying to sight see in the rain, even if it is warm rain, so we opted to take a taxi from the Cruise terminal to the Central Market. We only had a lottle local... More 

Thank SpainSandy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I always try to visit the local market when I am traveling. This one was kinda frustrating: either I was expecting too much or it is just a regular market. It was boring and all looked the same. Local people claim top level has better prices! ;)

Thank Weslley S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Nothing exceptional. Just another regular popular market. You will find another option on the beach. Special prices for tourists.

Thank Felipe S

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