Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros), Diamantina

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Architectural Building
Many streets and buildings in this historic city date from the 17th century, the region's gold and diamond digging period. You can find particularly fine examples of Brazilian Baroque architecture, preserved by UNESCO in 1999, in the historic center of town, not far from where the famous town market, Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros) is held. Here you can see the Old World collide with the New, as you walk over streets paved with cobbles, locally known as "children's feet." The market itself is the site of a popular fair where you can blend in by dancing with the crowd, listen to traditional and modern music, or relax over some local delicacies and drinks sold right on the spot. Nearby is the Cooperativa de Artesanato, which specializes in the renowned Arraiolos-style wool carpets, which you can also purchase at the market. Plan to visit Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Diamantina attractions using our Diamantina travel itinerary planner.
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  • A poor, unattractive market with some musical events. Has much better attractions in Diamantina. It was abandoned on Sunday morning.
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  • The hours of operation and extremely bad for tourists. The site doesn't offer any information or even structure for those who will visit you
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  • On Friday night has live music, people dancing, has typical food. On Saturday morning there's samba, a Carnival and food, is very excited.
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  • Lugar animado e gente muito gentil
  • O lugar precisa de cuidados
  • Bom lugar de pegar uma comida
  • Lindo demais
  • Muito sujo mas eh top...