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I had read about the weekly Barcelos market in a few guide books and on a television program where supposedly it was a great place to buy Portuguese handicrafts. So, when I planned our trip to Portugal I made sure we were in the area...More
Every Thursday, Barcelos hosts one of the oldest markets in Europe. We made a day trip here from Porto expecting to see more of the old than the new. We were amazed to see how large it was and a bit disappointed to see the...More
Being one of the oldest markets in Europe the market of barcelos is a place to visit for those who pass through this city. You can find everything from pottery to footwear, clothing to vegetables.
Excellent place to do business
Barcelos also has a huge outdoor market. An amazing assortment of everything from vegetables to wood stoves, clothing and chickens! If you are traveling in the area it is worth a couple of hours just to wander through and maybe do a little shopping!
We had a day here brilliant, never been to a market like this one, well worth a visit, very busy, but some amazing sights from live puppy's and kittens to rabbits and ducklings, cloths, food of every kind
It does not really matter what you are looking for you will certainly find it here,along with live chickens rabbits and every local produce large or small scale will have their wares for sale. Great atmosphere. Should not be missed in this area.
Roosters of luck, table cloths, children's clothing, flowers, fresh cheese/meat, living birds.... You name it, they have it! You MUST come here on a Thursday!! Market goes on 7am to 7pm. Be sure to park as soon as you see a parking spot (;
We spent a lovely morning at the market. Everyone was friendly and no one diddled us. Sure, there's lots of tat as others reviewed but there's plenty of variety from horse tack, garden and kitchen equipment, pottery, clothing etc. Pretty much everything you'll find in...More
Hundreds of stalls many selling tat at expensive prices, some selling almost reasonable furniture for example but expensive, and yes live poultry in tiny cages which I found upsetting but that is how they do it in Portugal. You could probably get almost anything here...More
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I think it is open quite early- 8 or 9. Maybe check with a tourist office before you go. If your intention is to buy a Barcelos rooster, there are cheap ones here; that's what we did. However, on our later travels around... More
I think it is open quite early- 8 or 9. Maybe check with a tourist office before you go. If your intention is to buy a Barcelos rooster, there are cheap ones here; that's what we did. However, on our later travels around Portugal, we saw some better made, more artistic ones that we would have bought had we not already bought one. Then again, buying a rooster from THE place where the legend started is a unique point.