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Was disappointing as there were loads of clothes stalls and souvenirs and not many traditional items. However the fruit, veg and cake stalls were delicious and good value. The cakes in northern Portugal are worth a visit alone
This market is well known for being one of the largest in Portugal. It is big but many of the stalls carry the same things. Lots of aprons etc with the Barcelos cockerel and lots of clothes, shoes and blankets. We spent half an hour...More
If you like car boot sales you'll love this weekly Thursday bun fight. It definitely lives up to its reputation as the largest market in Europe. Although not wholly an artisan market as suggested in guide books this market needs to be seen to be...More
Yep, the Thursday market is very large and colorful. I took quite a few pictures. If I had needed a replacement pair of shoes I bet I could have found some. And if I hadn't just had breakfast in my hotel, the sweet rolls looked...More
This is a huge market with a strong Portugese following as well as tourists. However there are lots of stalls selling the same things - how many times do you want to see the same shoes for sale? 90% of the shoes offered were on...More
I visited Barcelos' weekly market on May 1st. Maybe because it's a holiday and it's the Festival of the Crosses' week, it was incredibly crowded. It's a huge market, full with local farmers selling their produces. Also, there are many clothes stalls (beware of counterfeit)...More
Don't go to this market for shopping, do go to wonder around, enjoy the chaos and people and heaps of food, plants, domestic articles, clothing and ceramics that is sold. Huge market, so much to see and great and easy day trip from Porto (about...More