Mercado Sao Jose, Recife

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  • I love visiting places that are frequented by the city's population. I was disappointed with the space and dirt. Has many stalls of handicrafts and some butcher shops. Around the market are stalls of vegetables. Very dirty also. Have a church beside the Holy Reef Tour. Would not come back.
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  • in the old town of Recife is the oldest market in Brazil in this way, the iron construction is from 1875. More than 500 stalls you can buy fish, vegetables, fruit, textiles and crafts at reasonable prices.
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  • I highly recommend to visit, a great place to get to know the local culture ... trade in a diverse world of crafts, utilities and everything you imagine, connected the Northeast ... do not pass by the reef without knowing, is very worthwhile ...!!!
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  • An 18th Century gift from France. A replica of a French market. Built in the heart of colonial Recife, now standing in the middle of the hustle and bustle of popular commerce. The market and its surroundings serve the dual purpose of selling food and groceries, as well as that of a great place for tourists to taste original northeastern good and drinks and to buy arts and crafts. Very near the ocean and old port, and not far from the "Old Downtown".
  • Dirty and a lot of stands that sell all the same stuff. Still, it's a place for tourists to go to, especially foreign tourists. There are a lot of souvenirs here that cost at least double in souvenir stores. Most of the people selling are really friendly and helpful. Fruit and vegetables outside are cheap, and often of a very good quality. For tourists be careful not to carry a lot of money or other valuables in this part of the city.
  • It's a historic place. It's good to buy regional gifts.
  • Nice place to visit. A bit crowded though and smelly.
  • 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.
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