A trip to Salvador is not complete without a visit to the Mercado Modelo, a traditional center of traditional crafts of Bahia. Considered one of the main sights of the capital of Bahia, Mercado Modelo brings what is most significant in local traditions, from the works of art made by artisans, even the food that is a symbol of the state.
A visit to the Mercado Modelo is starting to pay off even from the outside. The Mercado Modelo is located in downtown Salvador, on the Praca Cayru. Your environment also has the traditional Lacerda Elevator, the church of Conceicao da Praia, the Marina City and port, completing the peculiar landscape of multicolored Salvador. The neoclassical building, built in 1861 and listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage, hosted the third in the past customs of the capital.
Currently, more than 260 stores within the market that sell all kinds of art Bahia. Here you can find lace, tapestries, paintings, decorative items, ceramic items and souvenirs of this unique city in Brazil. Not to mention the work with precious stones, jewelry, jewelry, amulets, leather, silver, and many other pieces that are impressive for their quality and detail, colors and shapes. All designed with the great influence of African culture, beyond the touch of European presence and simplicity of Brazilian Indians. Mixture that results in an artistic expression that is found only in Bahia. The richness and quality of items offered is such that the Mercado Modelo atrainão only foreign tourists but also visitors and even the Brazilian soteropolitanos, who are lucky enough to live very close to this traditional must-see attraction.
To complete the visit to the Mercado Modelo, there are still bars scattered amid the shops, where you can find drinks typical of Bahia and local delicacies. But for those who do not release the true flavor of Salvador, worth a visit to the upstairs market, where are the charming restaurants of Cameo Oxossi and Mary of St. Peter. Both establishments are among the oldest typical Bahian restaurants, and serve the very richest in the local cuisine. Best of the dishes with indescribable flavors can be enjoyed with a stunning ocean view! As if all this were not enough to attract thousands of visitors, the Mercado Modelo also has frequent presentations of capoeira, which represent the expression of more traditional local dance and fight. Meet the Mercado Modelo in Salvador and was impressed with years of tradition, history and culture found only in Bahia!
Monday to Saturday from 9h to 19h.
Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 14h; restaurants to 16h.
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Map of Modelo MarketAddress: Praça Visc. de Cayru - Comércio Salvador - BA, 40015-170
Activities near to Modelo Market
|Elevador Lacerda (historical) -
This fun attraction features a total of four elevators, which can transport up to 128 people on each trip, and reamins operational 24-hours a day. It's open daily and there is no cost associated with taking the trip up top where it's possible to get a great view of the city and ocean.
Created in 1868 by a wealthy local businessman, Antonio Francisco de Lacerda, the very stylish Elevador Lacerda is rather...|
Address: Praça Cayrú - Comercio Baixa - Salvador, Brazil
Distance: 0.00km from the Modelo Market
|Sculpture Park (museum) - In the space surrounding the Unhão Solar is installed Parque das Esculturas (Sculpture Park), part of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (MAM). The place is a real open air museum and represents something like the art surrounded by nature.
Built in the 17th century, the park shelters in their gardens most representative works of artists from Bahia. Mario Cravo, Siron Franco Carybé and other great names of Brazilian art sign that t...|
Address: Mam Museu de Arte Moderna Avenida Lafayete Coutinho - Comércio, Salvador - BA, 40015-160 (71) 3117-6139
Distance: 0.06km from the Modelo Market
|Museum of Modern Art of Bahia MAM (museum) - Description: features a collection of Brazilian modernism and contemporary art, comprising paintings, drawings, prints, silkscreen, sculptures, tapestries and objects. More than 1000 works of leading artists, among them: Tarcila do Amaral, Djanira, Portinari, Ianelli, Rubem Valentim, Carybe, Sante Scaldaferri, etc. The museum holds exhibitions successfully large. Goya, Jesus Soto, Picasso and other contemporary productions through the e...|
Address: Mam Museu de Arte Moderna Avenida Lafayete Coutinho - Comércio, Salvador - BA
Distance: 0.06km from the Modelo Market
Restaurants near to Modelo Market
|Camafeu de Oxossi is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Modelo Market and can be found at Praça Cayru, 250|
|Maria de São Pedro is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Modelo Market and can be found at Praça Visconde de Cayru, 250|
|Míni Cacique is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Modelo Market and can be found at Rua Ruy Barbosa, 29|
|Restaurante-Escola do Senac is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Modelo Market and can be found at Praça José de Alencar, 13a19|
Hotels near to Modelo Market
|Pousada Da Praca Hotel|
Pousada Da Praca Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Salvador, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Facilities like airport transfer, 24hr room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes, business center are readily available for you to enjoy. Designed and decorated to make g...
|Hotel Don Juan|
Located in Historic City Center, Hotel Don Juan is a perfect starting point from which to explore Salvador. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Take advantage of the hotel's business center, laundry service/dry cleaning, 24hr room service, pets allowed. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The ho...
|Pousada Solar dos Deuses|
The Pousada Solar dos Deuses is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Salvador. The Pousada Solar dos Deuses boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. Each of the hotel's guestrooms offers air conditioning, hair dryer, in room safe, television, shower, mini bar, satellite/cable TV. Guests staying at this Salvador accommodation can...
|Hotel Villa Bahia|
Discover all that Salvador has to offer with Hotel Villa Bahia as a base. The Hotel Villa Bahia boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. The guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, in room safe, television, shower, separate shower and tub, mini bar. This beautiful Salvador accommodation provides room service 24hr, elevator, bar/pub, laundry s...