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Mercado do Bolhao

Rua Formosa, Porto 4000-251, Portugal
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Rua Formosa, Porto 4000-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in here when on our way to the Palacio, intrigued by what we might find under the ramshackle roofing. Aside from the inevitable tourist stalls, fresh produce and fish were on sale, so presumably it is used enough by the locals to keep...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bolhão Market is an ex-libris of the neoclassic architecture in Porto, built in 1914. It is also one of the last remains of a bygone era, where you can see and feel traditional commerce with its connection to the rural areas surrounding the city....More

Thank ThePassengerPhoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the hope of finding a vibrant Portuguese market, but you could see the market is undergoing renovations and is mostly souvenirs stalls for tourists. Although we were lucky and found a stall where you can buy wine by the glass and enjoy...More

Thank Creynosop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once the building is restarted it will regain its former glory and be a functioning market, perhaps mostly for tourists. In the meantime some merchants still trade and it is definitely an attraction

Thank jacquelinem449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Despite the degradation of the structure, the ambience, smells and energy of the best market in Porto is reminiscent of times gone by. This early 19th century structure will not be around much longer as the city of Porto has budgeted over...More

Thank ShariLukens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short stop here on an organised walking tour of Porto but went back in the afternoon for a longer look. Unfortunately several stalls had closed by then, so go in the morning. We were told the city council want to demolish it...More

Thank tlnorman56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited many markets in Europe. This one is not as charming and exciting as the others. Though one can still see the special architecture of this market, the stalls are not very attractive and the varieties are not many as well.

Thank BatesLau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The market has a roof even though it feels like an open air market. Mostly fruit and produce being sold.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a massive space on a number of different levels. The locals flit in and out early in the morning getting the daily basics and maybe stop for a coffee or a pastel. Whilst there are a few tourist stalls they place is significantly...More

1  Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open Monday to Sunday 7:00 to 17:00 Easy walk from downtown to the fruit market. Here can you find almost every that you can eat and drink so yes not only fruits. Try to visit it early or just before closing time to get the...More

1  Thank Ahmed T
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18 November 2016|
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Response from Devilina7076 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday it is closed!!!
21 September 2016|
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Response from Bert V | Reviewed this property |
The market opens around 7am until early until early afternoon