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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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Go if you want know more about native culture.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
OctavianoNeto
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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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São Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Maraval, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I could see two markets: one is indoors in a old building that was closed at ~4:30PM, another market outdoors. I decided to walk using the sidewalk across the street. It does not feel safe nor it looks like attractive to tourists at all. Strong police presence does not help much in feeling safe. My Nikon D90 (10 years old)... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

While visiting the beautiful city of Belém, the gateway to the Amazonian Region, the famous "Mercado Ver-o-Peso" cannot be missed. The market, located in the "Old City" and on the shores of the Guajará Bay, has always been there. Since the 17th Century, the "Belenenses" got used to do their daily shop on its many stands. But the actual beautiful... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Local market, very well known. It has different sections (food, fruit & vegetables, crafts, etc). Overall safe but Be careful of pickpockets. For the more courageous, try some street food at the "Barraca do Leo": freshly catch river fish, fried in front of you, served with açai sauce (a local Amazonian fruit) and tapioca (manioc flour). Ask for "Filet de... More 

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Thank Jean B
Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Fair Amazonian products, where you can find everything, flour, fish, fruit, delicious and exotic juices, crafts, magic potions of all kinds. really worth going. However attention to your wallet. It is a very pupular place where small robbers may be present. However relax with a good fruit juice by the river, the Pará people are very hospitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

just one word: authentic like the aerea around. from A to Z you get it all there and in the vicinity. plan some time

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