You will find much more than the traditional antiques, surprise yourself with exotic things of Brazilian culture, fruits and handicraft sales.
Discover our selection of the best flea markets in Brazil, enjoy the culture and have fun!
Considered the biggest free fair of Latin America, the Ver-o-Peso market offers the most varied tastes and smells of the north region of Brazil and is the Belém’s state postcard.
The great free fair at Guajará Bay shores gathers hundreds of stalls of fruit, Amazonian fishes, medicinal herbs, spices, religious items, sweets, essences and handicrafts, the atmosphere is perfect for experiencing the typical exotic fruits and regional delicacies, such as açaí and tacacá with fish.
Schedule: The fish market is open from 6am to 2pm. Free fair on the outside, all day
Address: Castilhos França Boulevard, no number – Cidade Velha, Belém – PA
One of the oldest parts of Rio de Janeiro city, the Praça XV (XV Square) has a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay.
This fair is considered by many the biggest antiques fair in Latin America, the event brings together 366 tents and more than 600 registered vendors. There are sold a little of everything: objects, furniture, clothing, toys, books and typical food like sugar cane juice and pastel.
To buy or to visit, worth the ride on a Saturday morning.
In order to complete the cultural programming, in the afternoon you can also enjoy a traditional samba event next to Praça XV, named Samba do Ouvidor.
Schedule: Every Saturday, from 8am to 2pm
Address: Praça XV, in front of the Imperial Palace – City Center, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
The Florianopolis Public Market, built in 1899, is a bustling market and meeting place for locals and tourists.
It is considered one of the most democratic places in the island of Florianópolis, it brings together in one place artists, politicians, bohemians, businessmen and ordinary people, without distinctions.
In the bars and restaurants you can taste a variety of dishes of local cuisine, especially the pastel, shrimp and fried fish, always well accompanied by a cold beer.
The central span of Florianopolis Public Market is also a stage to artistic performances in the region, with live shows of samba and pagode.
Schedule: From Monday to Friday the Public Market is open from 7am to 7pm, bars and restaurants are up to 22 hours. On Saturdays, the market has activities from 7am to 7pm, bars and restaurants works until 5pm
Address: 255, Conselheiro Mafra Avenue – City Center, Florianópolis – SC
Built in 1861 to serve as the Customs House, the Mercado Modelo maintains the original neoclassical architecture even after suffering two fires (1969 and 1984). It is one of the most visited touristic spots in Salvador.
Protected by the Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage, the space contains hundreds of stores that sell many traditional things of the city, souvenirs from Salvador like ribbons of Bonfim, personalized clothing and decoration. In addition to the craft fair, the market offers traditional restaurants of local culinary and is host to capoeira games, on Saturdays.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 7pm. Sundays and holidays, from 9am to 2pm
Address: Visconde de Cairú Square, no number – Lesser Town, Salvador – BA
Located in the square which lends the name, the crafts fair, which opens only on Saturdays, is a mixture of antiques and thrift store, where are found old toys, restored furniture and rare music records, among other items.
In addition to gathering the neighborhood, which takes place as a meeting point, it is also full of designers, film producers and artists that search vintage or unusual pieces for their works. In the afternoon, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, the friendly atmosphere is complemented by presentations of choro music.
Schedule: Only Saturdays, 10am to 7pm
Address: Benedito Calixto Square, no number – Pinheiros – São Paulo – SP
The Caruaru Fair is an important outdoor market in the Brazilian city of Caruaru, in Pernambuco.
In the fair you can find products of many kinds, from fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, live animals, meats, manufactured products such as souvenirs, clothes, shoes, bags, pots and other kitchen linens, furniture, hardware, haberdashery etc.
Considered one of the largest outdoor fairs in the country, the Caruaru Fair attracts people from all over the country by its low prices and, therefore, attracts retailers seeking bargains on clothing, shoes, handbags and other products to resell outside the state.
The fair also offers Forró shows, mainly in June and July, when take place the typical period of festas juninas (or hillbillies).
The fair is considered by the Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute as an intangible heritage of Brazil.
Schedule: Daily from 5am to 5pm
Address: 592, Lourival José da Silva Avenue – Petrópolis, Caruaru – PE
The Fair of Arts and Crafts of Afonso Pena Avenue, popularly known as Hippie Fair, takes place every Sunday in the Minas Gerais’ capital for over 43 years. The fair now has about 2,500 exhibitors who sell various goods.
Founded in 1969 it became one of the largest fairs in Latin America, which receives up to 100,000 visitors from all over Brazil and the world, of all ages.
In the fair, you can find art, jewelry, Toys, handbags, shoes, furniture, decoration items and clothing, among other things. Of course, the food is not left out, the fair also offers a variety of snacks like sandwiches kebabs, soups and savory.
Schedule: Only Sundays, from 7am to 2pm
Address: Afonso Pena Avenue, no number – Belo Horizonte – MG
The Municipal Center Luiz Gonzaga Northeastern Traditions, popularly known as Fair of São Cristóvão, is an incredible place in Rio to buy, eat and have fun, here you will find crafts, food, drink, folklore shows and music.
The Fair, with nearly 700 stalls, shows the best of the Northeast region, all the wealth of traditional culture and animation, what attracts over than three hundred thousand people every month.
Shows of the traditional Northeast music are played live every day, rhythms like forró, xote, maracatu and other well-genuine sounds, a lot of people dance and some even teach how to do it!
Schedule: Tuesday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm. Weekends from Friday 10am to Sunday 9pm
Address: São Cristóvão Pavilion, no number – São Cristóvão – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Initially known as Arts and Crafts Fair of Ipanema, the Hippie Fair takes place at Square General Osório and is, no doubt, the best place in town to buy travel souvenirs.
The Fair takes place in an open space where the visitor will find about 900 points of exposure, selling Brazilian handicrafts, jewelry, embroidered clothes and accessories, canvas paintings, decorative objects etc.
One reason for the fair exists today is that its products are in constant evolution of fashion and refinement. Some examples of these products are leather sandals purchased by Giorgio Armani, pure leather handbags and instruments to play samba.
Tip: Always ask for a discount, is usual negotiate the price.
Schedule: Only Sundays, from 7am to 7pm
Address: General Osório Square, no number, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – RJ