Best Markets in Porto

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Best Markets in Porto

Porto is a wonderful place to be in, not just for its scenery, its food or its architecture. There is more to Porto than meets the eye, which is why with the help of your local guide, you will have an amazing time and a truly authentic Porto experience by going to one of the city’s attractions: its markets.

What’s in a market? More than fish, fruit, vegetables and meat; local markets give every visitor an authentic feel of the place. This is especially true for tourists who are used to doing groceries and shopping for goods in supermarkets and department stores located in malls. While there are many shopping centers and malls in Porto, the city still has a lot of markets that will appeal to your senses and make you say, “so this is how locals do it!”

Come to Porto’s markets while you are on your holiday and go back home enriched with Porto’s culture, vibe and the friendships and connections you made with its warm and hospitable people.

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Top Markets in Porto

  • Mercado do Bolhão is one amazingly colorful marketplace. Selling everything from household goods to fresh produce, this market is well known for the traditional way Porto’s fishwives hawk the latest catch.
  • Find traditional Portuguese toys made of wood and tin, Portuguese antiques, vinyl records, books, handmade soaps and homemade sweets and treats in Porto Belo, a tiled square that also features great music and traditional red benches.
  • If you are one who frequents secondhand stores, the Feira de Vandôma Flea Market is for you. Here you can find an assortment of things to buy like furniture, books, vinyl records, accessories, clothes, cutlery, utensils and even working tools.
  • Be delighted by cool artistic finds like decorative objects and urban craft made by various Portuguese artists as well as organic homemade product, flowers and food while listening to musical performances in Clérigos Market.
  • Do you like birds? Then come to the Bird Fair in Campo dos Mártires da Pátria on a Sunday morning and buy a bird or two. You can also opt to just listen to the singing birds and enjoy the colorful spectacle.
  • Do you collect coins, stamps or medallions? Then the Numismatics and Collections Fair might have something for you.
  • Buy fresh produce and enjoy great tasting snacks and drinks at Mercado Bom Sucesso, an old market that has been given a new look.
  • Books, coins, porcelain and jewelry might are the main attractions in the Antiques Fair, more commonly known as Praca Velasquez.
  • Looking for handicrafts to take home as souvenirs, go to Rua de Santa Catarina. Open on Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm, the Street Handicraft Fair boasts of urban handicrafts locally produced by Porto artists.
  • Do you love flowers? Then make sure to visit the Flowers and Plants Fair in Campo dos Martires da Patria. Open every Sunday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, the fair offers florae of different kinds and types.

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We would like to thank Teresa for being so accommodating. Our tile workshop was scheduled to be on Thursday but due to bad weather our flight was delayed. Teresa kindly switched our workshop to the following day and we were able to enjoy her workshop. She began by giving us a little introduction of tiles in Portugal and then let us choose our designs. Overall it was a relaxing and informative session.

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We had a private tour, walked around the city with Joao showing us all of the amazing pieces and stickers around Porto! It's great to know the history and story of street art and graffiti, we even got to make our own sticker! Would recommend it for sure :)

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Pasteis de Nata Workshop + home dinner

Patricia is a wonderful host and SO speedy to communicate with during the planning phases! She didn't bat an eye when traffic caused us to start 20 minutes late and greeted me with a glass of wine and spread of bread and cheese. Over conversation with Patricia, her partner Rui and their kiddo Davide, I learned a bit about local customs and their international visitors.

Then we hit the kitchen to stir up the custard base and cut out the tart shells. We combined the two, popped it all in the oven and allowed dessert to bake while we enjoyed soup, gumbo and a variety of vegetable side dishes. It was a feast—but be sure to save room to enjoy one of the pastries you whipped up!

I'd highly recommend this experience as a way to get an authentic taste of the local cuisine and lifestyle.

Note: It's a bit tough to spot the location of the event, but the folks at the gym nearby can point you towards the correct address # and door. Cheers!