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Mercado Modelo

Praca Visconde de Cayru 250 | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-975, Brazil
+55 71 32410242
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  • Poor6%
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“great market” (2 reviews)
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Praca Visconde de Cayru 250 | Comércio, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-975, Brazil
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+55 71 32410242
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"arts and crafts"
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"great market"
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"mass produced"
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"buying something"
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"busy market"
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"buy stuff"
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"elevador lacerda"
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"knick knacks"
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"run away"
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"few hours"
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"local culture"
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"nice view"
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"gifts"
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"clothing"
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"mercado"
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"shop"
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The market is a nice place to stroll around and buy some souvenirs. It’s quite clean and well kept. Not that much to do apart from that, and the neighborhood doesn’t look so safe.

Thank Carol T
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DITUR S, Gerente de relações com clientes at Mercado Modelo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your comment, the city hall is working to improve the region. Ass.: Salvador City Hall

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is your typical tourist trap that has lots of mass produced items. There are plenty of unique items and is an excellent place to get shirts and different items from Brazil. You can barter with all of them and I would highly recommend doing...More

Thank Ben W
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DITUR S, Gerente at Mercado Modelo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018
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Agradecemos por suas palavras, volte sempre, a cidade estará de braços abertos para recebê-lo! Ass.: Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Lugar interessante e cheio de história diversos itens locais para comprar e recordar sua viagem ! This place has a lot of history of this big city, now days offers a lot of souvenirs to make you remember your trip !

Thank Filipe M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Generally we thought it to be a bit overrated. Definitely worth visiting. But don't expect something spectacular

1  Thank PeruTraveler2014
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I like to visit central markets in cities and compare them. Mercado Modelo in Salvador is not one of the best I've been. Stores sell pretty much the same products (souvenirs, attire, etc.) and there are a few craft products. Sellers are very annoying if...More

Thank Agnaldo_Cunha
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The market offers regional products (clothing and handmade, for example). It is small, a bit dirty and hot. I was expecting more, but decided to leave early.

Thank LinaBrazil
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Putting an arts and crafts market into this historic building is a good idea. The noise and activities are overwhelming at times. Watch Capoeira while having refreshments in the restaurant. Also included in the Salvador bus tour!

1  Thank LaohuPenang
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Every shop has basically the same. If you look for some cheesy souvenirs to bring home go there and you'll be happy but it's not worth at all going there.

Thank Diego_Manfred
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Good spot to pick up knickknacks as gifts or souvenirs. Crowded space- would recommend diligence with your wallet and purse.

Thank Max B
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Mercado Modelo is an arts and crafts market, very nice and authentic. Just... It doesn't matter how creative the item you found is, keep looking around the market. Specially, go to the second floor. Chances are you'll find it somewhere else, maybe even much cheaper....More

Thank Je_deCastro
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Arielglik
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Response from Rosangela H | Reviewed this property |
Hello! You can take a bus at the airport and go to “ praça da sé “ there, you get the Elevador Lacerda and when you arrive down you are in front of it. Good luck!
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