For a slice of local culture and the best mercado central (central market) in the vastness of Brazil, indeed, one of the best in the world, head to Belo Horizonte about six hours by car north of Rio de Janeiro.
The indoor marketplace is home to hundreds of businesses. The shopper will find everything from the beauty of native parrots, produce from the surrounding area, and everything for the home, office and person.
If you’re hungry, restaurants and bars abound and may include free local beer if the owner likes you. If you’re simply bored, stroll for entertainment. The brightness, sound and smells of Brazil are all available here.Places nearby:
Palacio Das Artes: A Cultural Center For The Artistically Inclined 1 km / 0 mi
Praca da Liberdade: Belo Horizontes Principal Landmark 1 km / 0 mi
Museu de Historia Natural (Natural History Museum), Brazil 4 km / 2 mi
Parque D. Pedro Shopping: The Largest Mall In Campinas 12 km / 7 mi
Ducha de Prata: the manmade fall in the land of Amazon 355 km / 220 mi