Monday, March 22, 2010

Mercado Municipal (Mercadao) offers free tours during the week. Find out more!

Fruits available at the City Market

The well-known Mercado Municipal de São Paulo (Mercadão), is the City Market where is possible to find plenty of fruits, vegetables, spices, olives, raisins, wines, cheeses and many other uncountable ingredients.

During the week, the Mercadao offers a sensory experience in a guided and wonderful visit. The tour, which lasts about two hours, starts experiencing a menu savored and follows a route that uses the 77-year history of their stalls.

Where: Mercado Municipal (Mercadão)
When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and it's necessary to call, at least 24 hours in advance to subscribe yourself.
Phone: (11) 3313-2444 and ask to talk at Branch (it's called "Ramal") 231
How much: For free

 Olives are just few among all the delicacies


  1. Sounds interesting. I wonder if any of the tours are in English?

  2. Hi Ken,
    I rang the Mercadao's Office and they said it's possible to book tours in English. You have to book at least one week in advance, but currently, the tours are scheduled for the coming two months. Let me know if you need some help.

  3. I'm not sure when I'll be in SP next but I may come back to you when I know. Thanks Diego!