Mercado do Bolhão
Mercado do Bolhão
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Farmers Markets
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08:00 - 20:00
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
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This traditional open-air market first opened its doors in 1837, and remains a historic icon and heart of the city of Porto. The restored and stylish Beaux-art style building houses around 80 traditional stalls and family-run businesses over three floors, selling a variety of fresh produce, fish, meat, and wine, alongside newer coffee shops and restaurants. Beyond food, you can also shop for unique souvenirs like perfume and jewelry from a range of local brands. There are even vendors offering services like knife sharpening. Visit the market along a tapas or walking tour of Porto to learn more about Portuguese street food and culture. – Tripadvisor
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Aileen B
5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Love it! A must see if you're in town! This place is a very clean farmer's market. You'll find a large selection of vendors - florists, fresh fish, fruits, meat, veggies, wine, cheese, clothing, and many more! It's a really nice place to have a look, get some food or buy some produce.
Written 13 March 2023
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eggsy_U
Bristol, UK185 contributions
Mar 2023
Great (mainly under cover) market.
Very clean and lots of variety with very reasonable prices.
We did some Port tasting (and buying!) at the Casta D'ouro (stall B24) and the ladies there were very friendly and welcoming.
We also bought lots of tinned mackerel from the large stall (numbers 77-78-92-93). They allowed us to taste some before we bought (price factored into your purchase).
Again very friendly stall holders.

We wish we had come into this market before buying from the Comer e Chorar Por Mais shop (on the same street) as the port in the market was considerably cheaper...

Shame we weren't in self catering accommodation because there were some lovely fish/seafood and meat stalls, as well as some fabulous vegetable and fruit stalls.

Lots of cafe/snack stalls so you could eat + drink there too.
Written 13 March 2023
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brygar
brygar58 contributions
Mar 2023
Fun suprise find in Porto! Many interesting vendors where you can stroll, browse, sip wine and enjoy meeting the vendors. Really clean space and welcoming. Will return!
Written 12 March 2023
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Jeremy L
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
Agressive security.

I am 50 years old Suffering from a back injury which left me only able to travel long distances unless I use a trotinette

These "Rambos" came and were asking me to pack the 6kg trotinette and carry it.

I called the phone operator and she said no disability card you have to follow the rules .

I proposed to walk off it inside but they acted agressivley.
I had my pregnant wife and six year old with me as well.

AVOID THIS PLACE!
Written 1 March 2023
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pauljjj2017
Maidstone, UK44 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
This is a covered market in what looks like a newly renovated old building. The produce stalls seem high quality such as fruit, cheese, olive oil etc. really worth a walk around. If anyone knows Borough Market in London then this is along the same lines.
Written 21 February 2023
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK873 contributions
Oct 2022
We found this market to be an extremely clean and pleasant market offering a wide choice of goods for both locals and visitors. We were particularly taken by the large range of canned sardines and pates available and in fact purchased a number to bring home. The top quality produce was well packaged and presented making suitable welcome gifts to take back home. It is also a good place to stop by for a glass of wine and to sample the food on offer. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the merchandise.
Written 22 December 2022
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Oh freguês, foi tão bom vê-lo por aqui! Agradecemos o tempo que dedicou para partilhar a sua experiência no Mercado do Bolhão, o tradicional mercado de frescos do Porto. Aguardamos a sua visita novamente, em breve! Até lá, pode acompanhar as nossas novidades mais frescas nas redes sociais e no mercadobolhao.pt.
Written 17 January 2023
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belfastim
belfast282 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Lovely clean market. Food looked excellent and fruit juices were very good. Looks as though it is well looked after and great variety of food, seafood etc.
Written 25 November 2022
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Oh freguês, foi tão bom vê-lo por aqui! Agradecemos o tempo que dedicou para partilhar a sua experiência no Mercado do Bolhão, o tradicional mercado de frescos do Porto. Aguardamos a sua visita novamente, em breve! Até lá, pode acompanhar as nossas novidades mais frescas nas redes sociais e no mercadobolhao.pt.
Written 17 January 2023
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Thomas L
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Wonderful experience
Excellent seafood
Friendly folks ,people are ready to help you buy train tickets. If your battery suddenly dies,helpful folks are ready to lend their chargers.
In restaurant they help you with the menu by blending their mobiles to see the english menu.
Written 10 November 2022
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Oh freguês, foi tão bom vê-lo por aqui! Agradecemos o tempo que dedicou para partilhar a sua experiência no Mercado do Bolhão, o tradicional mercado de frescos do Porto. Aguardamos a sua visita novamente, em breve! Até lá, pode acompanhar as nossas novidades mais frescas nas redes sociais e no mercadobolhao.pt.
Written 17 January 2023
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Joel S
Melville, NY59 contributions
Nov 2022
Nice well-kept market in central Porto. Most interesting to see all the fresh fish and the locals buying it. The rest is nice but a bit touristy. Worth a quick visit.
Written 9 November 2022
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Oh freguês, foi tão bom vê-lo por aqui! Agradecemos o tempo que dedicou para partilhar a sua experiência no Mercado do Bolhão, o tradicional mercado de frescos do Porto. Aguardamos a sua visita novamente, em breve! Até lá, pode acompanhar as nossas novidades mais frescas nas redes sociais e no mercadobolhao.pt.
Written 17 January 2023
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desito07 🇧🇬
Portsmouth, UK1,665 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
This is a typical Portuguese market that is located a bit far from the historic centre. However we decided to pay it attention. It takes a good 15 min to get there by foot from Sao Bento with photo stops. The market inside is like any other market with stalls offering fruits, vets, cheese, honey, meat. There are a few coffee shops where you can get a sandwich and a coffee or a glass of wine. It is covered market, so it is worth it on a rainy day and it is raining quite often in Porto. So, good to start exploring the city from there and slowly moving to the historical centre.
Written 26 October 2022
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Oh freguês, foi tão bom vê-lo por aqui! Agradecemos o tempo que dedicou para partilhar a sua experiência no Mercado do Bolhão, o tradicional mercado de frescos do Porto. Aguardamos a sua visita novamente, em breve! Até lá, pode acompanhar as nossas novidades mais frescas nas redes sociais e no mercadobolhao.pt.
Written 17 January 2023
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MERCADO DO BOLHÃO (Porto) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Sat - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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