Stalls by the Brasilia main cathedral: Dried flowers local craft
By the main Brasilia cathedral there are those stalls that sell dried flowers from the "cerrado" wich is the landscape of the area. As they are dried they last long, but you have to pack them well to take home.
What to buy: Dried flowers
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- Historical Travel
FUNAI building patio: Native Craft Market
This is an inpromptu market for indigenous people from all over Brazil to sell their craft items. You will find them on the patio in front of the FUNAI building. This is the Federal Office Building for Indian Affairs. It is in the Setor de Radio e Televisao Sul, pretty much in the city center.
People start displaying their wares about 9am. There is also an official FUNAU craft shop just inside the building, at higher prices, and supposedly FUNAI keeps too much of the revenue for themselves. Mostly the goods are ceramics and basketware. But the most stunning items that I saw were two brilliant feather crowns. The prices were ridiculously low, so PLEASE do not try and bargain them down further. I bought a pair of wooden salad servers for US$ 2.
Indians from all over the country come to Brasilia to do official business at FUNAI, and they often bring a few items of local work with them to sell. I guess it helps to pay for the travel expenses.
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- Museum Visits
Patio Brasil: Patio Brasil
Brasilia is a very modern city with lots of shopping centres and PATIO BRASIL is one of them, there are around 200 shops in this shopping centre. You can find any thing you like from top Brazilian brands to high street fashion Brazilian brands. There are a numbers of restaurants and every thing else you expect to have in a shopping centre