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Small and quite dilapidated market with no particular character

I had read some very positive reviews of this market as a major tourist attraction and seen some photographs which must have been taken before the market became so run down. Like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read some very positive reviews of this market as a major tourist attraction and seen some photographs which must have been taken before the market became so run down. Like most of the centre of Porto, the market is in a poor state with a huge amount of money needed to restore the crumbling, rotting infrastructure. There aren't... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This market is sweet but not particularly any different to other Mediterranean markets. We went on a Saturday morning when it was supposed to be at its busiest but found half the stalls unoccupied, lots of beautiful fruit & veg stalls, fishmongers and olives etc. The second floor of the market has an unfortunate view of plastic tarpaulin over everything... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect location for visiting Porto. Metro station close by. Supermarket on either side of the apartment which is ideal for supplies. The apartment was lovely and clean with good views. Very comfortable and directly opposite the Bolhão market which is well worth a visit for all your fresh food. The reception we got was very pleasant. Anna was a delight... More 

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love markets! No really I do... I bought some cured meat and various souvenirs at a Great and inexpensive price. If you have time to wander then this is worth time to explore.

Thank Jasen
Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Market with a lot of fruits, and a number of small cafes serving lunch, absolute worth visiting. But the it has to be an early lunch or breakfast, as the market closes at 1:00 PM And it is closed Sunday.

Thank bjarne220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw a lot of markets in differet countries and this one has no pluses except may be interesting place. Not worth to spend time. Be carefull with prices :)

Thank Rokas S
County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As local markets go, it's pretty interesting. Plenty of tourist tat but lots of fish, vegetable and Portugues wine stalls. Good little insight into local life. Pop in if you are passing.

Thank generator5000
Pelham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool market in Porto. Lots of stalls selling just about everything....seafood, flowers, meat, souvenirs. Also have places to eat packed with locals. If we hadn't already eaten we would definitely have sat down. Looked great. A fun stroll through this area. Closed on Sunday.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is worth a visit. I think it is good for shopping fruits and vegetables - visit also the upper floor. However, the non-food goods are mostly touristic souvenirs...

Thank h1k3r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a local chef. This is an amazing place to buy anything you need that has to do with food. We also bought some pastries. Yum!!!! I would definitely come back to this place.

Thank mrportland

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