OPEN FLEA MARKET - RUA DO LAVRADIO
when you visit Rio probrably I will take you to a open flea market that happens every first saturday of the month in downtown Rio you will see there an antique fair at Lavradio street this open flea Market is part of my tours when you are there you feel that you returned to the past because they sell a bit of everything
in Brazil we have a lot of the African influence on the art of carving so there you will find animals in wood similar to the ones you find in Africa
while you walk through the Lavradio street you see old buildings dated from the XIX centtury most of them are being restored by the city council
when you are there it´s interesting to stop at one of many bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the snacks and listen to and authentic brazilian samba music
this flea market is near the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro that was inaugurated in 1976 after 12 years of construction you cannot miss a visit to this church it´s dedicated to San Sebastian the patron of the city and consists of an enormous cone, complete with four beautiful stained-glass windows the cathedral interior is spacious, with enough room to fit over 20,000 people inside, and is home to many paintings, sculptures and murals which were completed by local artists .