Mercado de Artesanato de Ilheus, Ilheus

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Offering low prices on handmade crafts and souvenirs, Mercado de Artesanato de Ilheus is easily accessible from the town center, where a free shuttle picks up interested visitors. With over 100 stalls and small shops, this market is a popular stop for travelers looking to buy authentic yet affordable gifts for the folks back home. Local craftsmen sell t-shirts, hats, keychains, wall hangings, wooden sculptures, lace, embroidery, and traditional clothing of the region, hand-stitched and hand-painted. Regional sweets, candy, liqueurs, and chocolates are also sold at this small market. Stop by for a little while to get out of the sun, or set aside a whole day for shopping in this thriving hub of local craftsmanship and commerce. Work out when and for how long to visit Mercado de Artesanato de Ilheus and other Ilheus attractions using our handy Ilheus trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Very good! Several options of food, souvenirs for family and good price. The downside is the hygiene of toilets
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  • August 3, 2017
    For those who like to walk through several stores even if I can't go find something different, it's worth it. On the market you can find varied handicrafts that are found in other places of type spread around the Bay and other places in the Northeast, that means no more for sporadically. The market and surrounded by places to park and a rotary parking that is cheap. Sellers of shops are friendly and attentive.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Local handicraft very, very little. Of course I always think something interesting, but most stores offers more of the same, i.e. pseudoartesanatos. Confused, disorganized, unglamorous place, ugly construction. Does not show the strength of the local culture.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Quite frequented by tourists who come to town on cruises and national flights, in addition to the municipalities. Offers a wide range of art produced in the region, such as: crafts, clothing, beverages and typical food, souvenir and the "famous" imported products of low value. Residents and visitors count too, with several public services on site.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Have items and souvenirs of various kinds, but there is little news. Many of the sights are not of proper manufacture and most things have focus for tourists. The food court is small and does not have investments to become more attractive. Although all the merchants are respectful and polite with all transiting in place, there is no ostensible security and is irritating to the insistence of the keepers to take money from people who park their cars.
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  • July 26, 2017
    It has many shops, but not so much variety. Explores little local art, but it is possible to find interesting things.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Need to improve the bathrooms
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  • April 17, 2017
    Stay away from points of interest, streets are difficult to access, very few places to Park, some stores have very unique products, but most offer the same sights found in other tourist sites without local features. Plus point: good for cheap souvenirs.
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