7 Things To Know About Porto Alegre Public Market

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You should not miss out the Porto Alegre Public Market if you happen to visit the city of Porto Alegre. The Public Market, or Mercado Publico in Spanish, is the place where you can find almost any product you might want to buy. Here are the 7 things that you need to know about the Public Market in Porto Alegre.

1. The Structure

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The Porto Alegre Public Market is a popular tourist attraction in the place. This public market consists of two floors. Inside these two floors, there are about 197 stores and stalls where you can find a variety of products which you might need. From household items to groceries to gifts and souvenirs, you will definitely find them in the Porto Alegre Public Market.


  • Address : Praca Montevideo, Centro Historico, Porto Alegre, RS 91550-540, Brazil
  • Phone Number : +55 513 289 4801
  • Operating Hours : Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 7:30 pm; Sat 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Website : https://mercadopublico.com.br/

2. Restaurants

Your stomach will never go hungry once you visit the Mercado Publico in Porto Alegre. There are numerous restaurants in the place which offers various dishes that you will surely love. You can find seafood restaurants, buffet-style restaurants, restaurants that offer Portuguese as well as Japanese cuisines, and those with assorted meats, among others. You will also be able to find snack bars and bakeries in case you just need something light to fill your stomach up.

3. Source of Spices

Adoooooro essa muvuca de Mercado Público.. Acho que é porque sou cria da Feira Central de Campina Grande.. Amo o movimento, as cores, os temperos..

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You will also find a wide variety of spices that you can use for your cooking needs. The market offers dried fruits which are both domestic as well as imported ones. You can also find fresh dairy products in this place, such as milk, cheese, and others. Olives, ham, pates, and butter are also available in the Mercado Publico. Those who love sweets will also find chocolates and ice cream.

4. Natural Products

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The whole Porto Alegre is rich in natural products, as well. These natural products include granola, tofu, oats, soy, brown sugar, flours, and whole grains, among others. You will definitely find any of these natural products in Porto Alegre Public Market. When searching for natural products, the Porto Alegre Public Market is definitely the best place that you should go to.

5. Regional Products

Porto Alegre belongs in a geographical region where certain products come from. To be able to experience or purchase such products, you can go to Porto Alegre Public Market where a lot of these regional products are put of for sale in different stores. A few examples of these regional products are honey, beef jerky, tea, yerba mate, and natural loofah.

6. Books and Newspapers

Feira do Gibi rolando o mercado público! Se tiver pelo centro venha conferir os títulos da @lojamondocult

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There are a couple of newsstands and a bookstore in the Porto Alegre Public Market. You will never miss out any of the local and international news through the newspapers that are up for sale in these stands. Before you go home from your vacation, you might also want to purchase a new book in the bookstore to give as a souvenir or as a gift to your loved one at home.

7. Handicrafts

When talking about gifts at a cheap rate, the Porto Alegre Public Market is the best place to be. The Public Market features a lot of local handicrafts that were made by various local artists. You will certainly be able to find something that you can take back to your own hometown. Aside from that, you can experience their culture and tradition by getting one.

There are lots of things that you can find in the Porto Alegre Public Market. However, just be careful with your wallets. You surely do not want to find out that you have no more money to experience the things that the Public Market can offer.

Have a good trip and travel!