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.
Tours to Mercado do Bolhao
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Duration: 3 hours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Duration: 9 hours
$77 BOOK WITH VIATOR Porto Tapas and Vinho Verde Tour Porto Tapas and Vinho Verde Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 8 hours
$155 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Food/Wine Tour Porto Private Food/Wine Tour Porto
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$72 BOOK WITH VIATOR Eat & Tell Porto's Tale: The historical tour that goes through your stomach! Eat & Tell Porto's Tale: The historical tour that goes through your stomach!
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$67 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting Private Tour: Porto City and Wine Tasting
Duration: 6 hours
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center Cruise Shore Excursion - Private Tuk Tuk Tour to the Historic Center
Duration: 4 hours
$53 BOOK WITH VIATOR Porto at Night - Private Panoramic Tour Porto at Night - Private Panoramic Tour
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Mercado do Bolhao reviews
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...
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... more »
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.
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. more »
Large selection of vendors from everything from fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables, meats and seafood to baked goods, crockery and condiments. A nice place to browse and get some produce. The mushroom stand in particular was a highlight and had a great selection!
This is definitely worth visiting. They have several stalls with fresh produce, and typical food from Portugal. You can find a bit everything: the typical delicious canned food (e.g. sardines, seafood), dried and crystallized fruits, an amazing selection of mushrooms, a good assortment of olives, cheeses from different regions in Portugal, fresh fruits (some very good options to eat on the go), flowers… It is a great place to go to buy great souvenirs from Portugal, it is a bit pricier than in other places in the city, but if you are short in time, then this is a good place where you can find a bit of everything
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