How about knowing a little about the diversity of brazilian northeastern culture without leaving Rio? In São Cristóvão you can find a little piece of the Northeast in Carioca lands: it is the Luiz Gonzaga Center of Northeastern Traditions.
The fair began around the 60s, in the area around the pavillion. From 2003 on, major re-structuring efforts renewed the structures, the main lanes, and the water and sewerage systems. Beautiful colored panels related to Northeastern Culture decorate the building’s facade. The São Cristóvão Fair takes place in the Luiz Gonzaga Center of Northeastern Traditions.The 700 booths, distributed side by side, offer the locals and tourists a variety of typical Northeastern products, such as food, condiments and handicrafts. When it comes to hunger, it's time to sample the flavors of typical cuisine, such as Baião de Dois, Sarapatel or Carne de Sol with Aipim, offered at various restaurants at the fair. On the two stages of the pavilion, the music does not stop: forró, xote, baião and xaxado, among other rhythms, guarantee the fun all night on the weekends.