Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros), Diamantina
(3.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The market is well in the central area of the city. In addition to being a major brand of the city, hosts a number of cultural activities. When I was there, I saw a presentation of a community band, one of a group of capoeira, sale of handicrafts and "food court" alongside a show of 14 Bis that happened in the square. It's really good to always give a quick stop over there on and off for the city. Makes all the difference and makes Diamantina even more special.
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  • Unmissable attraction in Diamantina. To buy handicrafts, typical foods, sweets, talk with the people of the city covered, but without much structure as bathrooms and tables to sit.
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  • Every Saturday's live show. The shows are varied, very good. Has a feijão tropeiro delight. Don't let go. Very good!!!
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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...