Mercado do Bolhao

Your Next Stop: Mercado do Bolhao for a Unique Shopping Experience

The enchanting city of Porto is home not just to some of Portugal’s historic and oldest structures and monuments, but also charming and contemporary attractions like parks, botanical gardens, and even noisy and exuberant markets. Mercado do Bolhao, or simply the Bolhao Market, is known as Porto’s colorful and lively market that sells basically everything, from household goods to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Nestled in the heart of the city, along the street of Rua Sa da Bandeira, Mercado do Bolhao in  Porto is a two-level covered establishment where lively and high-spirited market addicts from all corners of the world flock. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by the aroma of freshly-baked breads as well as the smell of the different varieties of cheese. They will also be greeted with loud fish sellers offering their latest and freshest catch. The high-spirited buyers and flamboyant sellers, along with the huge variety of goods, are what make this market so popular in Portugal.

The facts that this market is located in the heart of the city and is close to other Portugal attractions also make Mercado do Bolhao Porto Area attractive to visitors. The market is very accessible as it is close to Porto’s central station, Sao Bento Station, as well as to Bolhao Metro Station and Campanha Train Station. These train stations are all located at the city center and are in the vicinity of many other tourist attractions.

Sao Bento Station, for instance, lies downtown just around the corner of another famous Porto attraction called the Avenida dos Aliados, the city boulevard lined with magnificent buildings and historical structures. It’s also close to another shopping center called Rua de Santa Catarina, a shopping street where tourists can get to shop and stroll. After visiting the Mercado do Bolhao Market, or the Rua de Santa Catarina, tourists can also head to Se Cathedral, the city’s largest church; or the Batalha Square, which offers visitors excellent views of the city buildings and structures.

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