The Best Markets In Rio de Janeiro

Photo of Maria Angelíca Maia
9 February 2017

Markets in Rio de Janeiro are great occasion to meet locals and to discover the creativity of the cariocas. We select the best markets across the city of Rio de Janeiro at which to pick up a bargain, a keepsake or a souvenir.

Feira Hippie de Ipanema | © Renato Sil/Flickr

Feira Hippie de Ipanema

One of the bigger street markets, Feira Hippie de Ipanema sells everything from artwork and kitchen utensils to souvenirs. This is one of the best markets in Rio de Janeiro at which to buy handmade arts and crafts, paintings, semi-precious Brazilian gemstones, sarongs, embalmed piranhas, bikinis; the list goes on. Other cool gifts and souvenirs can also be found there and it is a great destination for tourists, who inevitably end up in this part of Rio.

Feira Hippie de Ipanema, Praça General Osório, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Babilônia Feira Hype

A creative/fashion market that has launched top brands, Babilônia Feira Hype gives up-and-coming local creatives the chance to show off and sell their wares. Products include fashion, art, design, arts and crafts, decor and gastronomy. Each edition of the market has a different venue.

A fruit market in Rio | © Augusto Barbosa/Flickr
Ferio Rio Antigo | © Colin Hepburn/Flickr

O Mercado – Estilistas Independentes

A market for independent stylists and artists. You can find your standard print-Ts here alongside notebooks made of vinyl records, comic book hero cushions and children’s toys. Ideal for last minute creative gifts at a very good price. Also search here for your perfect souvenir, and take a photo with the artisan or artist. Venue and dates change each time, check their website for details.

Rio flea market | © José Roitberg/Flickr

Feira de São Cristóvão

A market that celebrates the best traditions of the northeast of Brazil. There is plenty of traditional food, clothing and arts and crafts on offer. Try the delicious typical dishes, prepared authentically with regional ingredients. Some of them can be found only here. And of course, enjoy the joyful music that accompanies your meal.

Feira de São Cristóvão, Campo de São Cristóvão S/N, Pavilhão de São Cristóvão, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 21 2580 5335

Feira Hippie de Ipanema | © Renato Sil/Flickr