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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lavradio Market

The coolest antique fair in Rio!!! It takes place every first Saturday of the month at the Lavradio street in Lapa!! You'll be able to see lots of real antique stores with beautiful things, and stands that sell all kinds of jewelry, vintage fashion and handcrafted stuffs! There are also many bars and restaurants in the street where you can grab a nice beer or something to eat and enjoy your day.Plan to stay at least the afternoon. There's also great music!

There you can find the very ancient downtown of Rio, with the authentic Colonial Portuguese architecture.In 1996 a group of antique dealers and shop owners decided to create the Lavradio Market and its success brought a project of restoration and urbanization of the whole area. Since then, the market has attracted many foreigners and locals to enjoy a real eclectic, colorful and fun place!
From furniture and fripperies to art pieces, you can find everything at the stores.Though some of the best items for sale are pricey and not easy to bring back home, such as wonderful early 20th century china cabinets, a bit of perusing is likely to yield some cheaper finds.

The market has developed into a typical carioca street fair, with samba and choro bands providing the entertainment. Cafes and bars sprang up as well and began to stay open after the market finished for those who still in the party mood, which is usually quite a few people in Rio!

There's always different groups playing capoeira. It's a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics. Is very fun to watch!!

Make sure to wear confortable clothes and shoes, it’s a very nice place to walk around. To get there  take the bus 464. Is very close from the Arcos da Lapa, just two blocks away. The market hours are from 10am to 7pm.
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  1. Sissi, i want to go when i get there! :)

  2. I wish I were here. Colonial Portuguese architecture is something indescribable, as if it was created by the hand of magical powers. I would like to touch the beautiful porcelain cabinets of the early 20th century.