Mercado do Bolhao

Mercado do Bolhao, Porto: Hours, Address, Mercado do Bolhao Reviews: 3.5/5

Mercado do Bolhao
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Farmers Markets
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
About
The centenary Market of Bolhão (MB) is the most emblematic market of the city of Porto and one of the most famous in Portugal, classified in 2006 as Property of Patrimonial Interest, and in 2013, as a Monument of Public Interest. It has been in restoration and modernization works since May 2018 for an estimated period of two years. Once completed, the intervention will return to the city one of its most important heritage values, intact in its essence and always as a traditional and public market of fresh products, as it was born. When it reopens its doors, it will remain faithful to its tradition, with the same faces, sympathy and always with excellent products. Until then, the MB is located in the Temporary Market of Bolhão, only two minutes away from the original market.
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June A
Surrey, UK2,300 contributions
Great for self caterers
Nov 2019
This is a great little market with loads of fresh produce for sale - all locally grown of course. Perfect for self caterers and all good quality stuff.
Written 27 October 2020
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GeysirGal, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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Valéria
Porto, Portugal707 contributions
Great market! Recommend it!
Oct 2020 • Solo
The Market is great! A lot of options in there! You can find from nuts to olives, from candies to fruits and vegetables, charcuterie and bakeries! It’s an excellent place to stop by if you’re hungry and wanna eat something!
Written 22 October 2020
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Valtestaa, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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CalamityJane
Toronto, Canada94 contributions
Temporary Location
Oct 2020 • Solo
I expected more from this market, but perhaps its temporary location hinders its potential.

It was half-closed when I visited and paid €6 for two bananas, two kiwis (both domestic), and grenadilla from Colombia at a fruit stall on the lower level. I'm not sure if these prices are typical of Porto or whether these are tourist prices but I would buy my produce elsewhere. There were also warm juices being sold for €2 which could have been more refreshing if more care was given to its temperature.

A quick stroll through the market should suffice based on what I saw, but will revisit as I am so close by, and hopefully the rest of the market will be open.
Written 12 October 2020
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CalamityJaneAAA, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Aguardamos a sua próxima visita, na qual esperamos corresponder às suas melhores expectativas. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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BigAussieFella
Chester, UK122 contributions
Visit to porto market
Aug 2020 • Solo
Great that the market (temporarily) relocated in a modern building with easy access:spacious layout. Lots of great produce with friendly stall holders right near Bolhão metro station
Written 19 August 2020
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BigAussieFella, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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Laurylau-p
Eindhoven, The Netherlands808 contributions
Breakfast at the market
Aug 2019
We decided to visit the market and have a different breakfast: to have breakfast at the market. It satisfied us. In particular the two slices of cake in the photo, but also the rest was very good and fresh.
Written 31 July 2020
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Laurylau-p, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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JS
Boernsen, Germany1,333 contributions
Moved to La Vie mall for temporary
Mar 2020 • Couples
The orginal place is closed for renovation. The market is moved to La Vie mall (where decathlon is). Market is clean. There are stalls for dry food, fruits, fresh seafood, frozen seafood, flowers and also some eating stalls.

Check out the variety of nuts and dried preserved fruits, cheap & good!
Written 8 April 2020
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Juniieejune, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 21 September 2021
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Billythefish1
Southport, UK1,396 contributions
Market with different stalls
Feb 2020
The market is being temporary housed in Bolhao, just by the Metro station whilst the old building is being renovated. Plenty of stalls and and some good bargains for souvenirs. The fruit and veg stalls are very good and the quality is great.
Written 27 February 2020
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Billythefish1, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 20 September 2021
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RobertJE
London, UK542 contributions
Great market
Feb 2020 • Couples
I love markets and thought this was great. It said it was in a temporary location and indeed on the map was a short distance from where the market was marked. The fruit and vegetables looked fresh and well displayed (and those we bought were great). The whole place was colourful and there were some great food stalls including one offering vegetarian food. Enjoyed ny hour here.
Written 18 February 2020
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Caro RobertJE, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 20 September 2021
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Cosmopolitan800580
United Kingdom100 contributions
Good food court for cheap lunch
Jan 2020
The main market is still being reconstructed but the temporary market is just beyond the top left hand corner of the main structure past the metro station Boihao and the Capela des Almas - famous for its blue and white tiles covering the outside.

The basement has a selection of food stall with some good local honey as well as the usual fruit, vegetables, meat and and fish. There are a couple of eating places here and one stall selling port. There are also a couple of restaurants but the main food court is upstairs on an upper level.

You can get a pot of tea served in a teapot from the snack bar at the top of the escalators, but for a meal there is a wider range of food stall in the main food court. There is an 'eat all you can get on a plate' buffet that was frequented by locals the day we visited. Good value for less than five euros for plate of meat and salad.
Written 3 February 2020
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Cosmopolitan800580, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por ter gostado do Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório, pensado ao pormenor, para acolher os comerciantes e clientes do Mercado do Bolhão durante o período de obras de restauro e modernização. Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 20 September 2021
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Under major renovation the market is currently under major renovation and will be for a while.
Jan 2020 • Couples
A large blue covering keeps tourist away from the construction. Many of the shops have been relocated around the neighbouring area- signs indicate where the shops are but not really a destination now.
Written 23 January 2020
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Lesterbeach, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Convidamo-lo(a), ainda, a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro e modernização. Acompanhe-nos no nosso website e nas redes sociais. Boas viagens e boas experiências! Vemo-nos em breve!
Written 20 September 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sat - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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