Sao Joaquim market, Salvador

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  • I visited this market as part of a shore excursion from Salvador. This market had many different food stuffs as well as other items such as clothing and crafts. This is probably the worst market I hav...  more »
  • Colorfull an smelly market , take the bus from the Elevador and ask for Sao joaquim market , you will find all what you need ,and it's really typical !  more »
  • Is one of the most traditional and varied exhibitions of Salvador. Has a bit of everything: crafts, religious items, foods sold in bulk, clothes, footwear and other leather products, medicinal articles etc. The structure of the exhibition is somewhat chaotic and the facilities are not so "dog and pony show". However, it is one of the most "authentic" of the capital Bahia, unlike the Mercado Modelo, which has already established itself as a craft Center for tourists.
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  • Well, if you are looking for typical Bahian food ingredients then search no more. An open air market with too many choices and options. Meat and spices are too commun there. In addition fruits and vegetables are sold for very cheap prices. However, the smell of the place and the level of hygiene there affects drastically your will top come back more often. You can park your car outside where a "street worker" is going to ask you for money, 3 reals will do the trick.
  • Maybe one of the best places to visit in town. That's is raw Bahia as you can only see in Pierre Verger's pictures or in Jorge Amado's books. This is where baianos go for shopping. It's very cheap but don't expect to find a clean market. This one is dirty. And still beautiful. Absolutely worth it!
  • open market for traditional things
  • Ok
  • nice place

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