Do you want to do cheap shopping in the capital of Ceará? The Central Market of Fortaleza offers almost 600 stores with typical and artisanal products 

Those who are spending a few days in the capital of Ceará and enjoy cheap shopping cannot fail to visit the Fortaleza Central Market. If you like typical and artisanal products, even better. The place has about 600 stores to get lost, haggle and buy a lot.

Walking through the aisles Fortaleza Central Market it's like stopping in time: when you realize it, the hours have passed and there's still a lot to see. With its five floors, a tip is to start from the last one, which is more empty and with more affordable prices, and then go through the others.

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As well as the products, the sympathy of the shopkeepers is also abundant. With a light and relaxed approach, clothing, bikinis, cashew products, drinks, sweets, lace items and much more are offered.

Fortaleza Central Market

There, bargains are well accepted, so be sure to negotiate a discount. Souvenirs are widely available, so if you're looking for that souvenir of Fortaleza to gift someone, you won't be disappointed.

On the ground floor, the My May box offers handcrafted bags starting at R$ 25

At Paulo das Redes, box 367, 2nd floor, there are artisanal hammocks from R$20

History of the Central Market of Fortaleza

The building where the Fortaleza Central Market It began to be built in 1809 and, at first, it was aimed at the meat, fruit and vegetable trade. Later, in 1931, the sale of food was vetoed, giving way to handicrafts. But it was in 1975, after a renovation, that the market was reopened, becoming the place we know today and attracting more and more tourists.

THE Fortaleza Central Market It has restaurants, restrooms, parking and an ATM. On the ground floor, next to the parking lot, there is a tent that offers the most varied fruit juices, a good option to refresh those who spent the day kicking around. The space is open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm, on Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm.

Fortaleza Central Market

Photo: Better Travel Guide

Fortaleza Central Market
Av. Maestro Alberto Nepomuceno, 199 – Fortaleza
Phone: (85) 3454-8586

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