Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte Central Market Belo Horizonte Central Market

Traditional meeting and shopping point of residents and visitors of Belo Horizonte.

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Open in 1929 and considered one of the best markets in the world, the Belo Horizonte Central Market occupies an entire city block in downtown and is one of the most visited shopping spots of the capital.

The market receives many visitors every day, from all parts of Brasil and abroad in search of shopping and fun. Its more than 400 shops sell a variety of products, such as fresh vegetables, live animals, meat, dairy products, sweets, cachaça, regional crafts, religious items, cookware, dishes and spices.

If you get hungry, just go to one of the numerous bars and restaurants and ask for liver with jiló. The delicacy, accompanied by a cold beer, is very famous. On Saturdays, it is traditional to eat a feijoada for lunch, that according to local residents, is the best in Brasil.

The Central Market offers guided tours with bilingual guides from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 5:00 pm, and on Sundays and holidays, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Schedule a visit.

Key information and tips

On Sundays, the Market chapel holds a mass, at 7:00.

Tourist Information Center: +55 (31) 3277-4691

Opening hours:
Mondays through Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free admission.

Duration of the Visit
2 hours.
+ 55 (31) 3274-9497 / 3274-9434
More Info
Official website


Av. Augusto de Lima, 744 – Centro – Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte offers a broad taxi fleet. Check fares and look for a service provider. Transit apps are available in this city.

The city has several different bus lines. Check the BHTrans website for bus itineraries.