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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  • Fabulous market...we were looking for some ingredients for a bar snack we'd been enjoying (Salgados = roasted corn, peanuts and banana chips...ask for it with your next cerveja!),and found everything ...  more »
  • The market lies in some kind of halls, nice but does not have a great interest. At least we quickly made the rounds!
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  • It seems one of the must-sees in Porto but I do not recommend it for anything, is dilapidated and workplaces do not offer anything interesting. Better visit the confectionery that is in front and if you want on the way you see it but not worth it. They must reform it soon
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  • One of Porto's must-sees but a bit overpriced, particularly if they think they can get away with it! The restaurants and cafes however, serve great, authentic local food at really reasonable prices. One of the best spots in town for people watching
  • A nice market. Great to sit out and have a few tapas and port wines but not as good as Barcelona for example.
  • Really good place to have a typically portuguese fish plate with fresh fish. Very cozy and picturesque. Prices from low to moderate. It's a must!
  • A traditional market where you should visit and suck in the atmosphere!! It's a great place and you can find a great variety of fresh and traditional products. I heard there are plans to reconstruct the place, so my advice is .... Hurry!!!
  • Portugal have manage to keep cool head as probably the only EU country when it comes to prices. Thumbs up!

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Portugal's second city offers a healthy variety and quantity of accessible accommodations. The historical city center on the northern bank of the River Douro teems with hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, which often have shared rooms, to upscale, luxury hotels housed in larger buildings and packed with amenities. All of these options place you conveniently close to the town's main sights, including churches, historical squares, and more. On top of that, many hotels on the northern bank boast good views from their hilltop vantage points. If you want to save big on cost, it's worth considering a more low-key hostel or small hotel on the less-popular southern bank.
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