Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lavradio Market / Feira do Lavradio

Close to the Lapa Arches is the Lavradio Street, a place full of antique stores, bars, restaurants, life and history. There you can find the very ancient downtown of Rio de Janeiro city, with the authentic Colonial Portuguese architecture. Many old big houses look like the ones in Porto City and Lisbon, in Portugal, the Brazilian roots! In 1996 a group of antiquarians and shops’ owners decided to create the Lavradio Market and its success brought a project of restoration and reurbanization of the whole area. Since then, the market, which functions every first Saturday of each month, has been attracted many foreigners and locals to enjoy a real eclectic, colorful and amusing place to spend the day, buying antiques, souvenirs and touristic stuff, or eating delicious foods and drinks in agreeable restaurants that surround the street.

Perto dos Arcos da Lapa está a Rua do Lavradio, um lugar cheio de lojas de antiguidades, bares, restaurantes, vida e história. Lá se pode ver o centro antigo da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, com a autêntica arquitetura colonial portuguesa. Muitos casarões antigos lembram os que existem na Cidade do Porto e Lisboa, em Portugal, nossas raízes! Em 1996, um grupo de antiquários e outros donos de estabelecimentos no local, decidiram criar a Feira do Lavradio, e o seu enorme sucesso propiciou a restauração e reurbanização de toda a área. Desde então, a feira, que funciona todo o primeiro sábado de cada mês, tem atraído turistas e locais para aproveitar o dia num lugar eclético, colorido e divertido, comprando antiguidades, lembranças e achados turísticos, ou comendo e bebendo comidinhas e bebidinhas deliciosas nos vários e agradáveis restaurantes do entorno!


6 comments:

June_Butterfly said...

I totally love the pics.Nowadays I would stay at nowhere wishing I could travel everywhere.Your pics made me really want to go and see Lavradio Street.I bet I can spend the whole day just roaming the place.

Thanks for sharing!

Vania Moreira said...

Hi June_Butterfly,
Thanks! Yes, you would spend the whole day perambulating from one shop to another! And when you got tired, you would stop for a meal with "caipirinha", our very famous drink made of squeezed lemon and "cachaça", also our famous distilled drink! Enough? :o)

robert said...

Like your stories Vania and this is another great one.

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Robert! Thanks! Yes, my city has many histories to tell, especially nowadays when, more than never before, the past and the future are encountering each other in a very interesting way! Explaining: because of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio has been passing through many restorations and improvements. Also new constructions, such as museums, aquarium, hotels, hostels, restaurants are being built. Old and historic places are being completely restored, such as the Municipal Theatre (my next post!), the Christ the Redeemer, the Lapa Arches, the whole port’s area (another next post!), etc.

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Vania Moreira said...

Thanks, Jo! I visited you blog as well and i'm waiting your new blog!