Mercado do Bolhao, Porto

3.2
#44 of 546 in Things to do in Porto
Bustling with butchers, craft shops, fruit stands, and more, Mercado do Bolhao serves as one of the city's most historically important and active commercial centers. Stop by the covered market, housed in a Neoclassical building from 1914, and wend your way through its two floors of stalls and vendors. You'll find a wide array of fish, agricultural products, and souvenirs for sale--all staples of the city and the region. Listen for the cries of the different vendors as you move through the center, as each one traditionally has his own distinct yell designed to bring in customers and ward off competitors. If you're in the mood for a bite, stop by one of the local cafes, or grab some traditional Portuguese fried tripe from a butcher shop. Using our custom trip planner, Porto attractions like Mercado do Bolhao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Mercado do Bolhao
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Mercado do Bolhao
Mercado do Bolhao Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
1,636 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • A great place to eat specialties on the go. The couple welcomes you with kindness, speak French they are at the top. Prices are affordable and the coffee is good. We had made a habit of having lunch there during our stay.
    View original
  • The Bolhão market is under construction in an absolutely necessary intervention. Provisionally occupies a huge space in a shopping center in the area. If they ask if they are worth visiting... Definitely! It lacks the iconic building but there are always sellers and products that make a market, a market!
    View original
Google
  • The original place is under renovation, now the market is temporarily at basement level of La Vie mall (same building with decathlon). The environment is clean and bright. The vendors are friendly and warm. You can find flowers, veges, fruits, meat, fish and everything here. You can even have your breakfast here.
  • The vendors are incredibly nice. The produce is beautiful and every single thing tastes like heaven! I heard they are struggling so let's get buying!
Places to stay near Mercado do Bolhao

Plan your trip to Porto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Porto

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h

Historic Sites in Porto

View all >
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Shopping in Porto

View all >
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Porto

4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Porto

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Porto

4.6
Duration: 2​h
3.5
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h