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“Interesting”

Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre
Ranked #16 of 322 things to do in Porto Alegre
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

It's a market for various goods, from meat, fish, fruits to religious items, books and souvenirs, a place where locals can find items not common elsewhere. You can also take a look at the various shops or have a meal or a snack, while watching the usual crowd and feeling the heavy scent mixture. It is a interesting visit, but nothing that special.

Thank Lauro S
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre is a really good place to visit, for the lovers of food or for those who like to experience a real Brazilian Market with regional foods, drinks, crafts. Loads of stools to look at and to chose from, big diversity from food to craft stools, is a place you must visit if you are in Porto Alegre. Well worth the trip. Only one down side for tourists, is that nobody speak English, so if you planing going down there is good to have someone that speaks the language.

Thank WanPotter
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

For those who like the contact with traditional food and culture, this is not to be missed! The market is the perfect place to walk around, taste some of the Gaucho specialities and buy a souvenir.

Thank EduTrindade
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Enjoy watching the many food tents , where you can find fresh fish, delicacies and typical local food ingredients. Stop by in one of the restaurants for lunch , followed by a " very famous " dessert : an splendid fruit salad covered by whipped cream ! Simply enjoy it ! It is worth going !

Thank apioantunes
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

This historical building in Porto Alegre historical city center houses many different food stores, with its regional and imported products, fisheries and butcheries.
In there you can find some souvenirs, as well as the local infusion called "Mate" with its leaves prepared in many different ways.
The restaurants there are all good and the desserts at "Banca 40" aside from being very traditional, are also very good, but expect long lines if you go at lunch time.
I liked the place in the 80s even though it was darker and dirtier, but these days it is one of my favourite places in Porto Alegre, and I would recommend it for food shopping if you are staying for more than a few days in Porto Alegre, for either an early or a late lunch if you are close or visiting the historical center of the city, and also for a good coffee and desserts at any time in the day.

Thank Daniel G
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