People from the city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará, say if you do not visit the Mercado Ver-o-Peso means you did not visit the city at all. The market has vivacity through its colors, smells, sounds and people.
You can find hundreds of stalls selling fish, medicinal herbs, sweets, handicrafts and much more. Be sure to taste the exotic fruits from the Amazon and local food such as: fried pescada amarela (acoupa weakfish) with açaí cream (also consumed at the breakfast) and maniçoba (Indigenous cuisine origin, it is made with leaves of the manioc plant that have been finely ground and boiled for a week).
All the Mercado Ver-o-Peso has been declared national patrimony and it complex embraces Boulevard Castilhos França, Mercado de Carne (Steak Market) and Mercado de Ferro (Iron Market), which has French art nouveau tendency, as well as colonial houses, Praça do Relógio (Clock Square) and Praça Dom Pedro II (Dom Pedro II Square), boat dock, Feira do Açaí (Açaí Fair) and Ladeira do Castelo (the first street formed in the city of Belém).
All products are fresh during the morning. You cannot miss the sunset.
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Wear lightweight clothing and put on some sunscreen.
Wear comfortable and closed-toe shoes.