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Downtown Manaus is one big shopping area: Vendors hawk their wares, stalls clog up the sidewalks and squares, and the streets are jampacked with little stores. The main shopping streets run behind the Praça Tenreiro Aranha, Rua Marcilio Dias, Rua Guilherme Moreira, and Rua Marechal Deodoro. The streets around the market at Rua dos Barés sell more household goods and hammocks. The church square, Praça da Matriz, has a large market during weekdays selling everything from clothing to hair accessories and bags. The city's largest mall is Shopping Amazonas, Av. Djalma Batista 482, Parque 10 (tel. 092/3642-3555; www.amazonasshopping.com.br). It's open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Take bus no. 203, 209, or 214 from Praça da Matriz, Centro.

Stock Up to Put Your Feet Up

Manaus is a great place to buy a hammock. They make great souvenirs, and if you're taking a riverboat, they're indispensable. The best stores are located on the Rua dos Barés, near the Mercado Municipal. Expect to pay R$45 to R$75.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.