Municipal Market, Manaus
The Mercado Municipal is an expansive market building which stands on the bank of the Rio Negro. The 1882 building is inspired by the ‘Les Halles’ in Paris and covers more than 12.000 square meters.
On a busy day, the market have around 40,000 visitors who come here to do their daily shopping. Fish (piranha, peacock bass, catfish, and others), caimans, turtles, meat, vegetables, fruits, wine, oil, and poultry… You’ll find anything you can imagine at Mercado Municipal !
The vendors were very friendly and I got a few free taste samples of fruit and cheese on my walk through the Mercado Municipal. It was an interesting place to browse around for a short while, but the heat and humidity was stifling so I didn’t stay very long. The day I visited, a thermometer just outside the market showed 37 degrees Celsius!
Its like the new Orleans flea market, with fish and meat added to the mix. The stuff here is generally cheaper than going to any of those rip-off duty-free shops. Shop around for trinkets and such at this place. You can also get t-shirts, etc for cheap at the stores there. It’s a good place to just walk around and see the local folk in action.
A must see in Manaus is the Municipal Market. The frantic activity of the men and women that have fish, meat, fruits, vegetables for sale is fantastic. The odors, the movement, the trucks dumping bananas, the natives dumping and loading fishes.
There are sever must see activities in Manaus so I'll give a list with stars (5 stars the best):
***** Meeting of the waters and giant water
***** Floating Dock
***** Market (open, indoor, fish, and fruit)
**** The falavas from a far or in a car
*** The Manaus opra house
*** The Manaus zoo (military)
Was built during the Rubber Boom. It is a copy of the famous "Les Halles" Market in Paris. There you will find a great variety of the regional products such as fish, fruits, maioc flour and handicrafts. Don't miss the new Regional breakfast.
Please don't miss the market and their market food. Great guarana and fried paiche, mmmm
You can also enjoy the view of the Amazon basin and crafts, a tad overpriced but nice to look at
Mercado Publico..Market, it has been a bustling place, with locals and tourists alike, also build by the English, all material imported from overseas.
was build a century ago and is one of two, when the rubber boom was in full swing.the cast iron Pavillion looks like the old 'Les Halles' of Paris.
To see where the fish caught in the Amazon go visit the indoor fish market. It's interesting, but a bit smelly.
Go to the Manaus market to experience the people and culture of Manaus. Let your senses guide you through the market. Bring a camera for some awsome shots. make a good time of it, explore.