Mercado Sao Jose, Recife

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  • A lot of dirt in any surroundings ... disappointed by the misleading propaganda ... a lot of mess ... the market is dark ... and the fair around without any hygiene ... dirty streets with garbage muiito ... clothing stores with exorbitant prices. ...
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  • Traditional market hall with food and non-food. Fresh fish and fruits and vegetables and non-food, mainly stuff from d region ... jewellery, clothing, leather and ceramics
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  • The market has a bit of everything, but the strong are handicrafts, great to buy souvenirs, the price is very good.
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  • Authentic street market with lots of indoor artisanry shops and many stands with vegetables, fruits, spices, snacks, meat, poultry and seafood. The earlier you go the better. Expect the messiness and hectic ambiance of any third world street market. I wouldn't recommend it for the infirm, families with pets, small children or toddlers. Vendors only speak Brazilian Portuguese. Great for getting a legit taste of life from the point of view of local working class people. Much better to go with a person who has been there before.
  • Touristic attraction, that is a popular market, where you can find anything since local souvenirs to food!
  • A popular market in which you can find food, clothes, crafts and cultural stuff.
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