Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Sao Paulo Sights

Mercado Municipal

  • Rua da Cantareira 306 Map It
  • Market/Bazaar
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's Review

The city's first grocery market, this huge 1928 neo-baroque-style building is the quintessential hot spot for gourmets and food lovers. The building, nicknamed Mercadão (Big Market) by locals, houses about 300 stands that sell just about everything edible, including meat, vegetables, cheese, spices, and fish from all over Brazil. It also has restaurants and traditional snack places. The Hocca Bar is justly famous for its pastel de bacalhau (salt-cod pastry) and

heaping mortadella sandwich.

Read More

Sight Information


Rua da Cantareira 306, Sé, São Paulo, 01024–000, Brazil

Map It


011-3313–3365; 011-3313–7456

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 6–6, Sun. 6–4
  • Market is closed a few days a year for national holidays; check the website for the dates

Updated 06/20/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Sao Paulo

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss