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Best Markets in Brasilia

What are the best markets in Brasilia? In this article we highlight the best markets in Brasilia.

Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is not only a city of impressive architecture and political significance but also a vibrant hub for shopping enthusiasts. Expats and digital nomads will find a variety of markets that cater to all tastes, from local crafts and jewelry to fresh produce and clothing. Whether you’re looking to decorate your new home, indulge in local flavors, or find a unique gift, Brasilia’s markets offer a rich shopping experience. Here are some of the best markets in the city that you should not miss.

Feira da Torre de TV

Location: Eixo Monumental, next to the TV Tower
Type of Market: Craft and Food Market
Open: Daily, 8 AM – 6 PM

Feira da Torre de TV is a bustling market located at the base of Brasilia’s iconic TV Tower. This market is a treasure trove of local crafts, clothing, and traditional Brazilian food. With its lively atmosphere and a wide array of stalls, it’s a perfect spot to immerse yourself in the local culture and find handcrafted souvenirs.

We Recommend: Trying the acaraje, a traditional Brazilian street food made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in palm oil. It’s typically served with shrimp, vatapa, and salad.

Feira do Guara

Location: SRIA II QE 23/25 – Guara II
Type of Market: General Market
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Feira do Guara is a well-known market among locals and expats alike. It offers a diverse selection of goods, including fresh produce, meats, spices, and household items. The market also features clothing and accessories, making it a one-stop-shop for your weekly needs.

We Recommend: Exploring the wide variety of tropical fruits available, such as the sweet and juicy mangaba, which is often used to make refreshing juices and desserts.

Feira dos Importados

Location: SIA Trecho 7
Type of Market: Import Goods Market
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM

Also known as the “Imported Goods Fair,” this market is a haven for those looking for imported electronics, clothing, perfumes, and more at competitive prices. It’s a great place to find items that may be hard to come by elsewhere in Brasilia.

We Recommend: Checking out the electronics section for the latest gadgets, which can sometimes be found at lower prices than in regular stores.

Feira do Produtor e de Flores da CEASA

Location: SIA Trecho 10
Type of Market: Farmers and Flower Market
Open: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 5 AM – 2 PM

This market is a paradise for those who appreciate fresh produce and beautiful flowers. It’s one of the largest markets in Brasilia, offering a vast selection of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants directly from local producers.

We Recommend: The exotic orchids, which come in a variety of stunning colors and are perfect for adding a touch of natural beauty to your home.

Feira do Livro

Location: Area externa da Biblioteca Nacional de Brasilia
Type of Market: Book Market
Open: Usually held annually for a week; dates and times vary

Feira do Livro is an annual event that transforms the area around the National Library into a bibliophile’s dream. Publishers and booksellers from all over the country come together to offer a wide range of books, including rare and out-of-print titles.

We Recommend: Looking for books by Brazilian authors to get a deeper understanding of the country’s literature and culture.

Feira de Artesanato da 304 Sul

Location: SQS 304, Asa Sul
Type of Market: Artisan Craft Market
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM

This charming artisan market is a great place to find unique handcrafted items, from jewelry and pottery to textiles and home decor. The market’s relaxed atmosphere makes it a pleasant weekend destination for browsing and shopping.

We Recommend: The handmade ceramic pieces, which often reflect the rich colors and patterns of Brazilian culture and make for a beautiful and functional souvenir.

Feira do Paraguai

Location: SRIA II QE 25 – Guara II
Type of Market: General Market
Open: Daily, 8 AM – 5 PM

Feira do Paraguai is known for its affordable prices and wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, and household goods. It’s a bustling market where you can practice your bargaining skills and find some great deals.

We Recommend: The Paraguayan hammocks, which are beautifully crafted and perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the park or at home.

Feira dos Goianos

Location: Setor de Industrias Bernardo Sayao – Nucleo Bandeirante
Type of Market: Clothing and Accessories Market
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 AM – 6 PM

Feira dos Goianos is a popular destination for those looking to update their wardrobe without breaking the bank. This market offers a vast selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories at wholesale prices.

We Recommend: The Brazilian-made jeans, which are known for their quality and fit, and are a staple in many locals’ wardrobes.

Each of these markets in Brasilia offers a unique shopping experience, reflecting the city’s diverse culture and vibrant community. Whether you’re an expat, a digital nomad, or just passing through, these markets are sure to provide you with a taste of local life and an opportunity to find something special to remember your time in Brazil’s capital.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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