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Mercado Modelo

Praça Visc. de Cayru, s/n - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-170, Brazil
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Mercado Modelo - Market of Art  Salvador  Brazil

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Sun 9am - 2pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm

Mercado Modelo - Market of Art

This market is part of the history of Salvador, everyone has to visit it even if not interested in buying local art.
There are about 200 little shops selling local art, mostly handmade, it’s a lovely place to buy souvenirs and get to know more about the culture and art of Bahia.
In the basemente you’ll find catacombs, and there are many legends about what happened in there a long time ago, some say that the place was used for the illegal ‘slave market’ where they sold the slaves that came from Africa, others say it was used just to storage wine and other goods to prevent humidity. The cataboms are always open to visitors, and it’s bellow the sea level so it’s always flooded.