Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ver a Peso: An amazing market place

A few days ago, I was at the Mercado Municpale in São Paulo (see post). It was an amazing site, but one trumped by that of the Ver a Peso in Belém. Though the Ver a Peso lacks the amazing meats of the Mercado (with the added exception of a large selection of LIVE poultry, rabbits, and parrots), it easily surpasses it in the variety of fruits and other produce.

The that stars are cleraly the fish. Fresh caught on the offshoots of the Amazon, catfish over six feet long are cut and gutted right before you. A host of other amazing fish are spread about the large, 19th century cast iron building that holds the fish market.

Overall, Ver a Peso makes the Mercado look more like my local Whole Foods than the exotic market it is.

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