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Liberdade street market

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Address: Praca da Liberdade | Liberdade, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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+55 11 4339-1578

Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-7pm

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Nice street fair

Very similar to many of the other street fairs. Big difference is the availability of (excellent) Asian street food and an Asian spin on the merchandise (think bonsai trees and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The street markets at Liberdade are always amazing! I love the colours, textures, different chinese and japanese stuff. Is a good walk.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very special japanese neighborhood. You can find high quality japanese restaurants, as well as high quality japanese streetfood. There's a lot to explore! Worth a whole day in the place!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This area is bustling on Saturdays and Sundays. Lots of great shopping but for my friends in the U.S. don't expect to haggle. You will pay the price as shown.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very similar to many of the other street fairs. Big difference is the availability of (excellent) Asian street food and an Asian spin on the merchandise (think bonsai trees and your-name-in-Japanese). That's said, there are the usual braided bracelets and batman t-shirts. I was there on a Sunday and it was hopping. Good point for jumping off into Liberdade, but... More 

Thank mjetmore
Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

on weekends the shops are open to the public and there is often some festival going on. this time we went, we could see a typical Japanese festival( Tanabata Matsuri ) with dance, songs , music and typical food and handcrafts. there were so many people we could hardly walk. at this FESTIVAL DAS ESTRELAS , all the trees were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The Liberdade (Liberty in English) is a touristic place where you would expect to be surrounded by Asian Immigrants, but what you really get is an invasion of non-Asian people. Many restaurants with tasty food, beautiful garden, nice stores, the main market always crowded; hundreds of thousands people come and go every day! It is nice to watch people get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

You have to do 101% research if you are a non-local - can be quite tricky to get around. Got lost a few times, but good for adventures ... I guess.

Thank Ws W
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The market is nothing great. Nothing specially Asian or Japanese. On Sundays most of the shops are closed. The street food--especially the fried dumplings and steamed curry buns are absolutely amazing and CHEAP. Lots of other good little restaurants for noodles and sushi, too. Many places are small so be prepared to wait. Worth it for the food and there... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Only on Sundays, the fair in not very large. One section has trinkets and crafts, another has food. The food is prepared very well with clean areas. The juices are the best I have had, Try the passion fruit mixed with strawberry! To snack, try the tempura de camarao (patty of vegetables and shrimps) and the doce de feijao azaki... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I was there for a less than 2 hours and only tried the Brazilian version of the large gyoza for $R5 and it was good. There were other stalls, but I just arrived and I was not too hungry. There were other things sold there, but I'm not big on trinkets.

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As the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, Liberdade offers a variety of shops with Asian products and restaurants with diverse Asian cuisines. Liberdade is a world unto its own - you may forget you are in São Paulo. The streets are decorated with red lamps and there are various markets. On the weekends, there is a great street fair at Liberdade Square, starting right by the subway entrance. The Oriental Garden and the Busshinji Temple are beautiful spots to visit, and if you want to learn more about Japanese culture and immigration to Brazil, stop by the Museum of Japanese Immigration.
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