About / Introduction
The Bolhão Market is a jewel of Porto: the building, one of the city's most iconic, is municipal heritage and a monument of public interest and preserves the memories and stories of the great fresh produce market, which beats in the heart of the city, of the people of Porto, and of those who visit it. Its character is unique and valuable, and its identity and history have been intertwined for over a hundred years with the identity and history of the city of Porto.
Occupying an entire block in the centre of downtown Porto, surrounded by the Sá da Bandeira, Formosa, Alexandre Braga, and Fernandes Tomás streets, Bolhão is an important structuring element of the urban fabric, integrated in one of the city’s most dynamic areas.
Established as the city's favourite fresh produce market, the restored Bolhão will continue to fulfil its purpose and vocation, now operating in the best conditions to enjoy the space and carry out activities. Assuming itself as a food destination of excellence, the Market possesses, therefore, not only a fresh produce market, with a total of 79 stalls located on the ground floor, but also 10 restaurants, located on the top floor and 38 shops facing outside.
The building, the market and the people guided all the restoration and modernisation work on the Bolhão Market, which now has all the conditions to reaffirm its decisive role in the social, cultural, and economic context of the city.