Arts and Crafts in the Copacabana Streets
An interesting mix of handicrafts in the most chic area of Río
Weekend street vendors
Very close to the elegant Copacabana Palace you can find Lido Square Fair, open every weekend, and comprised of more than 150 stalls and tents. Open from 08:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday, it has a very similar feel to the hippie fair in Ipanema. Here the costume jewellery and furs are the main focus, as well as antiques, handicrafts, clothing and ornaments. It is particularly recommended for those who want to return home laden with small gifts and souvenirs for family and friends. For a few reales, you can buy key-rings, rings, small gold and silver trinkets, belts and all types of handmade products. Very near here, on Avenida Atlântica, there is a traditional fair selling artwork and handicrafts, open Mondays to Saturdays from 18:00 until midnight. Filled with costumes and masks during Carnival, this fair is the perfect place to be photographed (or caricatured) by any of the impromptu artists, right in the heart of Copacabana. You can also purchase textiles and small gold and silver items.
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