The Market Today
The Novo Mercado Central began its operations with 559 boxes, 18 bathrooms, distributed in 5 (five) floors, one of them destined for parking.
The area comprised for the administration of ALMEC was 9,690.75 m2, measuring and confronting: to the west, in front, where it measures 174.16m, with Av. Alberto Neponuceno, to the source, bottom, by which it measures 168.00m , with an area of municipal public domain, to the north, right side, where it measures 57.00m, also with property of the municipality of Fortaleza, and to the south, left side, in two straight segments, measuring the first, 9.00m and the second 49.00 m, both confining with the land where the FEBEMCO assistance unit is located, term of grant of the management of the Novo Mercado Central was signed on October 21, 1997 by the mayor, in the case, Dr.Juraci Vieira Magalhães and the president of the Association of Store Owners of Fortaleza – Almec, Mr. Antônio Bezerra de Brito.
Visitors can find in the Central Market: leather goods (sandals, shoes, hats, bags and suitcases), lace and embroidery on clothing and bedding, table and bath, bobbin lace, T-shirts, souvenirs such as mini rafts, jewelery, gold jewelry and decoration articles.
Regional products that enchant the palate of tourists like cachaça, liqueurs, chestnut and cashew nuts, are also, for sale, market. Restaurants offer typical northeastern foods. Stairs, ramps and the lift make it easy for the public to access the upper floors.
Mercado Central de Fortaleza is the largest market in the northeast and our website is another way to celebrate and keep alive the rich history of the Central Market that accompanied and still accompanies the history of Fortaleza. Visit us and become yourself a character in this story.