Saara Shopping District, Rio de Janeiro

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A far cry from Rio's polished, air-conditioned malls, Saara Shopping District is open, always bustling, and a mecca for, well, just about anything. This fun shopping district, established by Arab and Jewish merchants at the end of the 19th century, spans 11 streets downtown where you will find some 600 shops, all with bargain prices. Now is your chance to stock up on essentials, specifically the Havaianas flip-flops and costumes for Carnival, when, in the days preceding, the crowds reach an almost frenzied state. In the background, you'll hear Rádio Saara's tirades and improvised jingles juxtaposed with Carioca funk music. Dozens of restaurants serve good, inexpensive food with a predominantly Middle Eastern influence. To visit Saara Shopping District and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro attractions planning app .
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  • You can reach by metro without a problem, find everything for dress, costumes of bathrooms, shirts, pants, dresses, are several blocks.. .but all Chinese, anything of quality, also restaurants but nothing elegant
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  • The market is very big, what things have, all kinds of groceries, but the general grade is not high, simple stroll experience can. There are not many memorable things to buy. But in the drug store to see the Propolis, is a small harvest
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  • Who comes in Rj the Sahara is a place that you can't let go, it's like March 1 25 Sampa. Just be careful with your belongings and pass in several stores before you buy because the price difference can be striking.
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