Mercado do Bolhao, Porto

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Bustling with butchers, craft shops, fruit stands, and more, Mercado do Bolhao serves as one of the city's most historically important and active commercial centers. Stop by the covered market, housed in a Neoclassical building from 1914, and wend your way through its two floors of stalls and vendors. You'll find a wide array of fish, agricultural products, and souvenirs for sale--all staples of the city and the region. Listen for the cries of the different vendors as you move through the center, as each one traditionally has his own distinct yell designed to bring in customers and ward off competitors. If you're in the mood for a bite, stop by one of the local cafes, or grab some traditional Portuguese fried tripe from a butcher shop. Using our custom trip planner, Porto attractions like Mercado do Bolhao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Got ripped off first stall in on the left, veggie stall. Gave her 10euro, gave me back change for a 5eu. Then was nasty when I pointed it out. Gives the whole market a bad reputation. All others were....  more
    Got ripped off first stall in on the left, veggie stall. Gave her 10euro, gave me back change for a 5eu. Then was nasty when I pointed it out. Gives the whole market a bad reputation. All others were....  more »
  • The old market has been under renovation for a while it seems so they've moved the market to this temporary place just up the street. There is a good selection of seafood on sale but the building... 
    The old market has been under renovation for a while it seems so they've moved the market to this temporary place just up the street. There is a good selection of seafood on sale but the building...  more »
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  • Was pretty cool. It was under construction so I went to a temporary market but they still had cool stalls 👍
  • The building looks massive and beautiful from the exterior. It's currently undergoing renovations and the market is moved to La Vie shopping mall in the basement floor right under Decathlon

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