Feira Nordestina São Cristóvão

This local, permanent market is the largest in Rio, offering an unsurpassed experience for serious shoppers.

The biggest market in Rio

If it’s a shopping adventure you want, look no further than Feira Nordestina São Cristóvão, Rio’s largest market. The market boasts 700 permanent stalls, and everything from fresh produce to clothing, jewellery, homewares, and electronics is sold there. There’s also art and a selection of excellent restaurants and cafés, so you can make a day of it and take your time exploring.

Immerse yourself in the local culture

Feira Nordestina São Cristóvão is a market for the locals, so it’s the ideal place to get a taste of what life is really like in Rio for the people who live there every day. One of the big draws for locals and tourists alike is forro, a style of accordion music that the market is famous for. Every market day, there are two live bands at the market, and the dancefloor is packed with people having a good time. There’s nothing quite like it in terms of seeing the true spirit of Rio, so it’s definitely worth a trip.