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Mercado Central

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Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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Browse the boutiques, but make your purchases at this central market, where...

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.

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Warm place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Andre S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 best to shop around before purchasing. I bought some women's clothes on one floor only... More 

Thank Ultra-travelpro
Banjul, Gambia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The part that I loved were all the different things, mainly crafts, clothes and regional food, that you can buy for such a resonable price. The " Cajuína" is not to be missed!

Thank Luiza B
Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Many shops with basically the same stuff. But if you're going for a souvenir it's a best buy ... can become quite crowded.

Thank Ian H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Large venue for regional art and handicraft works from the interior. Many types of table cloth, shirts, regional food such as cashew nuts, rapadura, leather bags. If you search enough you will find interesting things for a very low price. Worth going.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This market is an experience. There are four floors mainly of souvenirs, mostly linen, shoes, bags and bad kids clothes. The sort of things you buy and then get home and wonder why you bought them. From the outside the place looks like a modern shopping centre. It's very deceiving when you get inside and is quite old fashioned. Barter... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This wasn't very impressive. Many stores, but thy are all the same. If you walk one floor, you have seen everything they offer.

Thank Anna-Louise B

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