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Mercado Central

Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Browse the boutiques, but make your purchases at this central market, where the prices are better and you’ll find just about every souvenir imaginable.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“four floors” (2 reviews)
“leather bags” (2 reviews)
“regional food” (2 reviews)
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Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Market with a variety of crafts, clothing and accessories. You can buy hammocks, cachew nuts, flavored cachaça, beach wear, sandals, bags and more. Just be aware that "leather" items are not real leather, even though vendors will tell it is. Food is also available with...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice for shopping for local things. You should always try to bargain your purchase price ... They will give you a discount. Great souvenirs!

Thank MommaDukesNwk
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Usually all tourists in Fortaleza pay a visit to the Beira Mar Handcraft fair and but some expensive things. When you go to Mercado Central you can negotiate better prices once you can bargain among different sellers. Furthermore it is walking distance to the cathedral,...More

Thank Bernardo G
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to buy handmade souvenirs like beachwear in lace or crochet, handbags, hats and shoes in leather or straw, regional candies, decorative articles, it means, if you like handicrafts you will love this market. You can get good prices if you bargain. The best...More

Thank Mércia F
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Crowded with shops, some very small and all overstaffed with sales people. Despite the salesmen and women, the people are very nice and are friendly, not intimidating. You can buy almost anything from cheap, but creative craft and tourist kitsch to beautiful linens, clothing and...More

Thank Itivdleq
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very mediocre, if you have been to 1 floor, u've seen it all. Little diversity in products. People make effort to sell their products, without being pushy, which is pleasant. Good restaurants with fair prices

Thank Wereldverkenner
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

That's a pretty good place to buy some gift to friends, the prices are not so expensive and you have a lot of options. But, the place inside it's very warm, no windy and while in the midday to afternoon maybe you will sweat

Thank Andre S
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Mercado Central has multiple stores and all of the vendors are geared to sell you their products. If you are hungry, Mercado Central has a few places to eat for a great price.

Thank Titishooter
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is an indoor shopping center that is comprised of many shops that offer the same items: T shirts, sundresses, clothes for the family, purses, cashews, linens, among many other items. You can negotiate & since so many vendors offer the same product, it is...More

Thank Ultra-travelpro
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to pay more here. They're used to bargains and thus resist. We bought Havaianas cheaper at the most expensive malls .. so you may not get any bargains here. But great shopping ambience and virtually everything that Ceara offers is available.

Thank Ram M
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