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The Charming XV Square Fair

Behind the XV Square, under the Perimetral, in Rio de Janeiro, not everyone knows that every Saturday morning, occurs one of the most amazing antiques fair in the world!

People start arriving early, around 7am and are already getting started with their shopping. To get there, you only have to get out of the bus in the XV Square bus station. You can also come by ferryboat, the fair is located near the exit. From the outside, it looks like an modest agglomeration. Then you start walking, and walking, and walking – it’s huge!

Stalls here sell everything that you could ever imagine! From coins and old magazines to pocket watches, vinyl, toys, typewriter, postcards, and telephones from grandmas’ time. And of course, for photography lovers like us, there are incredible old cameras! Beautiful!

But don’t be naive. These people know what they have in their hands, even though for most people it’s just some old stuff, it’s a treasure for some. So you must negotiate for the best price.

This is my advice for those who live in Rio and have never been there, and also to tourists who might want to know one of the events that I consider as one the most interesting in Rio.

written by hiperativa and translated by luraksa

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The original version of this article is written in: Português.