Markets in Portugal
Visiting Portugal is not complete without a trip to its local markets. As do Portuguese cuisine and festivities, Portugal’s open air markets allow you to get the feel and the vibe of the place, while offering you an avenue to soak up the local culture.
Portugal abounds with farmers markets, where local farms sell their produce along with fishermen and craftsmen. This is a tradition that has been carried out in the country since ancient times; and even though these markets have undergone upgrades to meet safety and standard regulations, they still have the power to transport you back in time.
As if the farmers markets are not enough, flea markets can also be found in abundance in the wonder that is Portugal. Flea markets offer anything from books to furniture, articles of clothing, ointment, leather goods, houseplants and just about any knick-knack that can be found under the sun.
Just what makes these markets so enticing? It’s hard to tell exactly – maybe it’s the freshness of the produce and catch, the almost impossible finds, the amazing bargains or the assortment of the available items. Or maybe it is the multi-sensory experience going to the market provides. Discover what makes Portugal markets tick as you explore them with your local host, who will give help make this an even more amazing experience.