Street markets are part of the Portuguese culture since the foundation of the country. The oldest street market of Portugal happens on Mondays, in the village of Ponte de Lima, since 1125 (XII century), it is known as Feira de Ponte de Lima.
Portuguese people still go to a street market to buy all sort of things: fresh food, clothes, shoes, farm working items, textile, home items, furniture and even farm animals.
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Porto, city center
Starting from Porto we will take a public transport to the city that has a street market that day.
We arrive to the city and we visit the street market and go shopping.
Lunch break and free time.
Walking tour in the city center. Explaining main monuments and attractions.
We take the transport to come back again to Porto.
Porto, city center
Public transport tickets
Lunch and snacks
This tour is an all experience! So, my suggestion is to do it just like us: we go in a public transport system (such as: train or bus), we visit the street market /Feira and we can go shopping. During the rest of the day, I give you a city tour in that localty. Than, we get back to Porto by public transport.
Please notice that street markets happen daily but in different cities, so:
- On Mondays we can go to Feira de Espinho (30 minuts away from Porto)
- On Tuesday we can go to Feira de Afurada. (20 minuts away from Porto)
- On Thursday we can go to Feira de Barcelos. (50 minuts away from Porto)
- On Friday we can go to Feira de Viana do Castelo or Vila do Conde. ( 1 hour away from Porto)
- On Saturday we can visit any market arround Porto. (20 minuts away from Porto).
You will need a good pair of comfortable shoes, water, sun blocker. In the winter it is recommended some jacket or rain coat.
Timetables are just a reference, because are depending on the public transport service.
It can be possible, but it will become more expensive, less authentic and car parking in market days is very difficult, delaying the tour.