A typical Sampa Saturday is a MUST visit to Vinte Cinco de Marco and Mercado Municipal.
Rua Vinte Cinco de Marco ( 25 March Street) is a popular commerce area in the center of Sao Paulo. There are 3 main shopping areas where you can find all kinds of interesting markets and shops. You can find pretty much anything and it’s almost like the “Wuai” of Brazil, only different. Most of the shops in this area are owned by Lebanese and Chinese immigrants. Items are generally low priced and are often “fake” items. It was very interesting!
After you get your fill of shopping, a stop at Mercado Municipal is in order. It is one of “the most” traditional gourmet places in Sao Paulo. There is a wide variety of the best fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood and the best part is the Gourmet lounge where you can try tasty dishes. The Mercado was opened in January 1933 and has many beautiful stained glass windows.
Saturday mornings are ALWAYS busy here. The building and stain glass windows were so beautiful, but the crowds were crazy. While we were at the Mercado we had to try the famous Bacalhau (codfish) Pastels.
We had such a great morning!