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Welcome to Bolhão Temporary Market, where fun, food and shopping await you

Every Saturday there is fun and entertainment and instructional programmes prepared for those who visit Bolhão.

This coming weekend, on 18th January the Rio Tinto Senior University Cavaquinho Orchestra (a sort of ukulele instrument) will offer real live entertainment for everyone. The performance scheduled for 11am. And know that on the third Saturday of each month, Bolhão Temporary Market hosts fun moments enlivened by different bands. Access is free, as usual.

This Market is filled with live entertainment, delicious food, and fun for the whole family, alongside traditional merchandise.

Bolhão Temporary Market is a unique place to discover traditional products and to buy fresh groceries, alongside especially prepared contents and stories devoted to visitors each weekend.

The public market is full of entertainment, making it the perfect place to spend quality time with family or friends or even by yourself.

Come see what Bolhão Temporary Market looks like.

About the milestone building

It is worth recalling that the milestone building - which is over 100 years old - is undergoing long time due deep renovation work. In the meantime, this temporary structured, housed at La Vie Shopping Centre, includes a 5,000 square meters. It provides traders the necessary standard of comfort and hygiene as well as the operational conditions to run their businesses, which the 100 year-old market could not provide, at this point in time.

Everything is designed according to the type of activity. The traditional areas of the fresh market (like fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, or flowers) are grouped in sections and can be identified according to colour. There is also a dining area and a specific space for the outdoor shops of the original market.

The Temporary Market is the decent and proper solution offered by Porto City Hall for tenants and merchants to continue operating their businesses just meters away from the traditional space they have occupied for generations.

These major rehabilitation and structural works in the Bolhão Market were long due and finally Porto City Hall, with Mayor Rui Moreira at the helm, decided to change the future.