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The centenary Market of Bolhão (MB) is the most emblematic market of the city of Porto and one of the most famous in Portugal, classified in 2006 as Property of Patrimonial Interest, and in 2013, as a Monument of Public Interest. It has been in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Formosa, Porto 4000-214, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 5, 2016

What's all the fuss about 'run-duwn', and 'seen better days'? What do want? Aldo? ASDA? It's a great market, with all you need - meat, seafood, veg, fruit, flowers, bread, pharmacy, sweets, wine, spirits, a few cafes, linens, touristy items and lots of local colour....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The market is closed for renovations for the summer. It looks like they're redoing the whole interior. There's a temporary market at another location for now, but don't expect to see the building. We intentionally booked a hotel across the street for ease of access...More

6  Thank Resaco
mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018
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Caro Resaco, obrigado pelo seu comentário! Convidamo-lo a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro...More

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All reviews nice market stalls selling farmers market fresh fruit and veg live chickens temporary location stall holders buy fruit an open air market tea towels for sale worth a visit sardines port wine souvenirs vendors cork
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Here for the first time, I visit this market. It is the oldest of the city, it is not so clean and the food is always the same (vegetables, sweets and fish). Very cheapMore

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
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Caro MattR476, obrigado pelo seu comentário! O Mercado do Bolhão encontra-se agora no Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um espaço provisório,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite its temporary accommodation in the basement floor of a modern building (whilst the main market is being completely refurbished), the Bolhao market is well worth a visit. Stall after stall of fish, vegetables, nuts, oils, meats and sausages, flowers and much more. A wonderful...More

Thank JMEdQ
mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Caro JMEdQ, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos por...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old market is currently closed as it is undergoing a major refurbishment, (good excuse to come back to Porto I guess) there is a temporary location a short walk away and this still represents an interesting walk around of local food offeringsMore

Thank 235AndrewR
mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Caro Andrew R, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across the Mercado do Bolhao. I initially had flagged it as a spot for us to grab groceries, if we couldn’t find something closer to our flat. There was a spot just down the street though, so I promptly forgot about the mercado...More

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018
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Cara Stacy M, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

The old market is being modernized and updated and construction was underway during our visit. We enjoyed visiting here in our past visit and looked forward to updating that experience. Going to the temporary location just did not interest us.More

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018
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Caro on_the_go_98765, obrigado pelo seu comentário! Convidamo-lo a visitar o Mercado do Bolhão após a conclusão da empreitada de restauro...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

I was looking forward to visiting the Mercato which to my disappointment had relocated due to being renovated. I did go to the temporary site which I felt didn't have the ambiance as the original site wo.uld haveMore

1  Thank 626Krystyna
mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018
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Cara 626Krystyna, o seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Obrigado pela sua visita ao Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

The location has moved to the basement of a nearby shopping center while the old m artist is being renovated. Classic central market experience. Though, there are options to eat, get coffee (good), fresh fruit juices (also good) and lots of canned fish products -...More

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018
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Caro Richard P, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you're in a hostel with kitchen or maybe an AirBNB location, and you like to cook, you need to visit this wonderful market and try the tasty fruits, vegetables, wines and -if you're not vegan- the rest of the food on sale. The quality...More

Thank María B
mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018
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Cara María B, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A lot of variation and even some vegan food at NaturaBalhao cafe which had some decent grub at very low prices. Good place to stock up on fruit, veg and port.More

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018
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Caro Andrew B, obrigado por partilhar a sua experiência. O seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Ficamos muito satisfeitos...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

Have been to many markets around the world . This one has a variety of products but I'm not sure about how real it is. It's a bit dilapidated but it sure is hyped as authentic. I'd pass.More

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mbolhao, Proprietário at Mercado do Bolhao, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018
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Caro Chinapjs, o seu feedback é muito importante para nós! Obrigado pela sua visita ao Mercado Temporário do Bolhão, um...More

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David F
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Nancy C | Reviewed this property |
The old original market is closed for renovation but the merchants have moved to a temporary location in a modern building just a few blocks away on the same street. Walk past the big cross street Santa Catarina just a... More
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Victoria243
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Devilina7076 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday it is closed!!!
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Normannomates
September 20, 2016|
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Response from Bert V | Reviewed this property |
The market opens around 7am until early until early afternoon
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