Great Public Markets: Mercado Municipal Paulistano, Sao Paolo, Brasil

Centrally located in the heart of old Sao Paulo on the west bank of the Tamanduateí River, the Municipal Market is a traditional meeting point for Paulistanos (locals) and a popular site for tourists. Known by city residents as the Mercadão (Big Market), the neo-classical stone building in which the market is located was built in 1932 and designed by architect Ramos de Azevedo.The market building is known both for its size (12,600 square meters) and for the enormous stained glass windows that adorn its facade. Mercado Municipal Paulistano is a hub for gourmet and local food. Vendors from nearly 300 stalls offer a vast selection of fruits, nuts, fresh juices, chocolates, spices, fish, meat, and many other specialties that are produced in and around Brazil …READ MORE

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