The heart of the city already proclaims: “Bolhão is beautiful and it’s ours”

The entire city already knows: Mercado do Bolhão’s doors and heart are open again. As of today, what has always been done in Bolhão will be done again: tradition.

South Korean delegation got to know the work undertaken in the management of Bolhão

A group of representatives from the city of Nam-gu, located in the metropolitan area of Ulsan (South Korea), visited Mercado do Bolhão on Wednesday.

The clock is ticking: there are 58 days left for Bolhão to return to Porto, this time forever

On September 15, the bell rings again in the heart of the city. This Time Forever.

Mercado do Bolhão opens in the first half of September

September scenario will make it possible to have a greater number of traders and working spaces at the inauguration, since delays resulting from the contract made it impossible to deliver the keys on the initially scheduled dates.

2.13 million euros to support the return of traders to the Bolhão Market

The Municipal Executive unanimously aproved a proposal to support the return of traders to the ancient and now fully renovated Bolhão Market. The amount of 2.13 million euros has been approved for adaptation works and rearrangement of business spaces.

The Mercado do Bolhão is finally starting to tick!

The Bolhão Market construction project is about to enter its conclusion phase. Right at Rua Formosa, we find the centennial Mercado do Bolhão building, where an intensive repair and restoration work, much like that of watchmaking, is ongoing. The works are estimated to conclude in the second half of the year. Circa 120 workers are keeping old features and traditions alive, by renovating a system of gears and springs at the heart of the old building, which will bring back to the city the heritage

Formosa and Alexandre Braga streets are open to public transport circulation

The streets of Formosa and Alexandre Braga, which were closed to traffic since 25th January, owing to the works at the Bolhão Market ancient building, are now open. Also, this was the day that a gigantic canvas was placed all around the working site of Bolhão, depicting all the familiar faces of Bolhão traders.

Bolhão Temporary Market adjusts business hours

Buying groceries at Bolhão Temporary Market is still ensured, amid the hardening of the pandemic preventive measures, although business hours have been adjusted, as of 26th January.

Bolhão Market new vendor space applications conclude tomorrow

Tomorrow, 20th November, is the deadline of the "Abanca-te no Bolhão" campaign, [“Trading at Bolhão” (free translation)] as regards the application period to hold a vendor place at the restored and renovated Bolhão Market. There are 42 new stalls, 6 restaurants and 12 stores. The application is available at the digital platform for public tenders (concursos/compras públicos(as)) AcinGov (, which provides all the necessary information. Applications must be submitted until 11.59pm.

Applications are now open to the 60 vacant seller positions at the Bolhão Market

"Abanca-te no Bolhão", which translates as "Trading at Bolhão" (free translation) is the telling motto of the campaign that officially starts today, as of 2pm, and refers to the opening of the application period to hold a vendor place at the restored and renovated Bolhão Market. We are looking at 42 new stalls, 6 restaurants and 12 stores.