Meeting 13:00 at Rio & Learn
Costs: 4,05 reais (bus) + 20,00-50,00 reais Taxi + 3,00-20,00 reais Entrance ticket (Bring extra money if you would like to have dinner with us, have drinks, or to buy typical products)
Feira de São Cristóvão or Centro Luiz Gonzaga de Tradições Nordestinas (Luiz Gonzaga Northeastern Traditions Center) is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in the North Zone (Zona Norte). It was created in honor of Luiz Gonzaga, the King of Baiao.
It is a fair that promotes Northeastern culture and products. The Northeast of Brazil is a huge part of the country with a lot of different traditions, culture, and locations. It makes this fair an amazing place to experience a lot of Brazilian sensations that foreigners are not used to.
There we will find Northestearn traditional dresses, dishes, food, fruits, gifts, handmade products, and music all around the fair. We will see many people dancing forró; it’s very popular and traditional in this part of Brazil. So, if you want you can try dancing too!!
If you are hungry and would like to experience local food, you can have a typical Northeastern dinner with us and have a great time to study Portuguese.
Your eyes are not going to be able to see everything around 😉
Feira de São Cristóvão’s history
During the XX century, many people from Nordeste came to Rio de Janeiro looking for work opportunities. They would go to Campo de São Cristóvão to work in civil construction. This way, they gathered there. These meetings had typical music and food from Nordeste. With time, these meetings became an event and the fair started to happen like this, around Campo de São Cristóvão in open air. In 2003 this incredible fair gained a place for its own inside the pavilion. The pavilion was reformed by Rio’s City Hall and transformed into the Luiz Gonzaga Northeastern Traditions Center as we know it.
Students in front of a food stand.
See on the links below how our last visits to Feira de São Cristóvão with RioLIVE! were:
Brazilian Northeastern dinner at Feira de São Cristóvão.