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Address: Boulevard Castilhos Franca 1040 | Cidade Velha, Belem, State of Para 66010-020, Brazil
Phone Number: 32303926
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amelia_Narita
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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Belem, PA
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank wueibi
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Rodney C
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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Thank Cathy C
São Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It a typical food Market with all kind of Amazonic's fruits, juices, sauces, peppers, and other stuff. Take care with vallets, mobiles, pursuits, and your pockets, because it's a public place and there are few robbers mixed with lovely people (the majority). Enjoy it.

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Thank OctavianoNeto
Maraval, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This market is a fascinating look at the real Belem. It's not pretty but it's full of life. You see what the locals eat and there is also a traditional medicine and magic section. The fish market was amazing. I have never seen such huge fish.

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Thank Trinichick76
Belem, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The Ver-o-peso is a big and kinda chaotic market, but with a great variety of fruits, food and stuff from the region. It would be a nice experience if you are visiting Belém, and also a good place to buy gifts of the Belém, cause there is not that expensive. If you visit Ver-o-Peso, you should try the famous "açaí... More 

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Thank Miranda M
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

What can I say, is dirty, smells very bad but you need to go. It is totally a cultural experience that I recommend but I admit that can be shocking for some foreigners not used to this kind of environment. I did not felt unsafe but I saw some security guards in the area. The sellers were "intrusive" as any... More 

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