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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  • October 6, 2017
    If you are looking for home accessories (bed, table, bath), really is great, take a big bag. Prices and varieties which delayed the all styles. Worth checking out!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Everything that you sell the hawkers on the beach take it from there. Of course there are counterfeit goods. But for example the sarongs, towels, bedding, etc are of very good quality. Do not go by car. I recommend the subway. You bajás in uruguaiana station and go out just the streets of shops of saara.
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  • September 21, 2017
    It is an amazing, perfect place to know the identity of the carioca, buy cheap, eat rich and kilo at refresh Pilograma in its surroundings many architecture to see churches, University near colombo confectionery, you have to take time to get to know fair SAARA.
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