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It is a small bazaar but has a lots of traditional products. It is easy to find this place from city centre

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This market has small boots with fruit, meat, fish and flowers. The building is not renovated and the interior is full of dirt and closed shops. The food restaurant at the north end of the market has unfriendly waiters and the food is poorly presented and served. Be careful. If you eat some of what is put unordered on the... More 

Thank Legmed48
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mercado do Bolhão is one of the most traditional places, still alive, for fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and small sales

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small bazaar but has a lots of traditional products. It is easy to find this place from city centre

Thank sema b
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market is bustling with locals as well as tourists! Great little stop while exploring Porto. I would recommend going early in the day to avoid the crowds and get the freshest pastries!

Thank stephanie g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market has surely seen better days. Many stalls were empty and the place felt a little decrepit. It's in a lively shopping district, so it's worth stopping by if you want to browse the chain stores down the road.

Thank ct c
Wigan, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local market where you can buy all the usual produce plus enjoy a nice glass of wine whilst watching the locals go about their business

Thank albeback1
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561 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in an apartment across the road from the market and went every day - except Sunday, when it's closed. It also closes earlier on Saturday. In the UK somebody would have gentrified this place and it would be full of yummy mummy entrepreneurs selling cup cakes and weird patchouli hippies selling dream catchers. Thank goodness it's Portugal! Some... More 

Thank Koshkha
Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this market while walking to Majestic Cafe. Pretty cool place but some souvenir stalls.

Thank jonocl128
Reston, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from France I am used to busy colorful markets teaming with merchants and customers. We were told that Bolhao was the only remaining market in town so we expected a mad house snd lively atmosphere,instead (we went on Monday and Thursday) it was more like ten puny stands with very little to offer run by half-asleep elderly vendors, some... More 

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Preston UK
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited this famous old market and was disappointed. Lots of the stall were empty, several quite delapidated. A lot of the stalks were obviously there for the tourist trade however it was good to see the fresh fruit and veg stalls and the fish market.

Thank Ajb1207

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