The Municipal Market of São Paulo ( Mercado Municipal de São Paulo) also known as "Mercadão", in Downtown São Paulo, is an impressive building in the neoclassical style, measuring over 22 thousand square meters in area, tastefully outfitted and boasting a collection of beautiful stained glass windows. The construction was begin in 1928 and ended in 1932 and was conceived by the architect Francisco de Paula Ramos de Azevedo.
The Market is nationwide known for its diversity of aromas, colors and flavors, offering fruits, vegetables, legumes, wines, cheeses, chocolates, meats, fish, seafood, poultry, sausages, spices, condiments and a large number of products sold in emporiums.
The Municipal Market of São Paulo confirms its vocation for grastronomy and tourism. There are more than 600,000 visitors per month and 3,000 employees ready to serve them. In the wholesale section, about 300 tons of food are bought every day by free market traders, greengrocers and renowned restaurateurs in the country.
The Market is most noted for its 55 big stained-glass windows depicting scenes of cattle raising, market gardening and coffee and banana plantations. You can see here the Mercado Municipal site, in Portuguese.
Those eight photos above were taken by Carlos Mascaro