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Address: Boulevard Castilhos Franca 1040 | Cidade Velha, Belem, State of Para 66010-020, Brazil
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32303926
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I think it truly IS "one of the 7 wonders of Brazil"!

This is reputed to be one of the largest, if not THE largest, open-air markets in Brazil, and is housed in a blue-coloured waterfront structure right on the waterfront of Guajara... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is reputed to be one of the largest, if not THE largest, open-air markets in Brazil, and is housed in a blue-coloured waterfront structure right on the waterfront of Guajara Bay, very close to the Fort ("Forto do Prosepio"). It houses not only freshly-caught fish, but a fascinating cornucopia of fruit, vegetable and medicinal products plus a wide variety... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed cruising through all the stalls. Has everything you need for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Defiantly try your Açaí here!! Freshly made and authentic!!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a place the locals shop for food (meat, fish, vegetables) and natural-products medicines, but it also has sections for tourist buys. For us the aisles devoted to herbal medicine were the most interesting.

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Thank wojo56
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Mercado vero-o-peso has some great thick juices, fresh fruits and cheap souvenirs. It is a bit dirty

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Thank Rachel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting market with all kind of stuff you could expect for a market. I felt entirely safe, the only worry is pickpocketing. I will recommend eating lunch here. Very local food and incredibly cheap.

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Thank Emil I
Belem, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

In Brazil colonial era was called " Haver o Peso" a main post to inspection and colect tax of generes ; also had as activity weight control of marketed products... time goes by , and remained the name Ver-o-Peso ( see the weight). Nowdays,vero-o-peso fair/marketplace, its divided in sections of selling fish, meat,açai, grocery, clothing, household items, crafts and even... More 

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austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

having been to many markets in Brazil I have to say that unfortunately this one is not very special. Yes they have exotic fruits but they have them as well in S.P. or Rio... Also even middays there are some drunk people wandering around so we did not feel particularly safe there...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk to the Mercado. What a collection of market stalls. They are clustered according to produce. Fish at one end. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts in the centre and food stalls and clothing at one end. The produce is inexpensive and the food is great. We ate lunch and it was tasty and good quality. If you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The must visit place in Belem. Fruits, vegetables, juices, nuts, fish. Shrimps, meat, Belem delicacies, medicinal herbs, people watching, cheap food including fish, nice river sight, etc with the lovely and lively atmosphere. I went here every day during my 4 days stay in Belem. The vendors are very helpful and friendly. I tasted many kinds of fruits before I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Smelly. Full. Colorful. Real. Amazing fish building. Bring no valuables and enjoy the variety! If you do buy, negotiate!

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