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Praca da Republica, Sao Paulo
(1.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
The weekend market at Praca da Republica is well worth a visit, if not for the food alone. International cuisine, including Japanese and Italian, is served up alongside traditional Brazilian street food, or if you would prefer something sweet, the homemade cakes are delicious. As you eat, street performers entertain you with local music and dance, and the atmosphere is electric. Have a wander around the other stalls where you will find an abundance of arts and crafts, most of them authentic and reasonably priced. Praca da Republica has always been the focal point of cultural life in São Paulo. Historically, locals would meet to watch rodeos and bullfights, but today the square is used for concerts, political rallies, and other events where large crowds are expected. During the week, when the square is quieter, you can take refuge from the sun under the shade of the trees, and relax. Before you head to Sao Paulo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sao Paulo family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Sao Paulo has to offer, including Praca da Republica.
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  • Right in the heart of São Paulo has a handicraft market and interesting food on Sundays. The Guarulhos airport bus stop on it. The main subway lines pass through it. I don't recommend walking her at night.
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  • I passed quickly on Sunday morning. Has a fair with handcrafted items and made in china. I didn't feel very safe.
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  • I think a square like that, one of the symbols of the city of São Paulo, need to move to a process of revitalization and increasing policing, since since my last visit, the same was infested with drug users.
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