Last Friday we visited the Feira de São Cristóvão. This fair introduced us to several cultural aspects of northeastern Brazil that are very different from those found in Rio de Janeiro. The main area we explored was the culinary differences between both places. A four person meal of carne seca, fried aipim, arroz e batata frita, was enough to feed all six of us and more. The biggest disappointment for me was realizing that Guarana Jesus, a bright pink soda that tastes like bubblegum, wasn’t as good as I remembered. It was pretty clear that everyone else in the group also found it too sweet and artificial. I’d recommend bolo de rolo or pé de moleque to satisfy your sweet tooth instead. Other than the food and drinks, we greatly enjoyed all the dancing, music, and artisan work the fair had to offer. It was a great way to spend a Friday night with friends.
Antoine Mellon, United States of America
The São João Party at RioLIVE! Feira de São Cristóvão was really special. The Friday night with friends started when we made the traditional photo with the statue of Luiz Gonzaga! The fair was all in the mood of Festa Junina. We eat lots of typical food and have fun with the Quadrilhas de forró (team of brazilian tipic dance)! If you are in Rio in June you have to go to the São João Party at RioLIVE!
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See on the links below how our last visits to Feira de São Cristóvão with RioLIVE! visits are: