Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos

Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos

Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos
4.5
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The appearance of the market can hardly be dissociated from the traditional city center and the Municipality of the Matosinhos County. It is a point of reference not only to the residents but also to the occasional visitor, many of which are tourists. Because of its location, it has to be seen as the anchor for urban and commercial revitalization of Matosinhos´s historical center.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pritchp
Bedford, UK273 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
After taking the tram (only gets you halfway) and then an Uber we were so disappointed. Hardly any stalls selling fresh fish. We were looking forward to choosing a fish and having it cooked on site. We left after 5 minutes and got the bus back to Porto. Felt we had wasted an entire morning. Maybe to chose a bad day (Friday) but sadly would not recommend.
Written 10 May 2023
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WorcesterLinda
Worcester, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We decided to get the metro out to Senhora de Matosinhos. I thought the beaches and cruise line ports would be in this area. The only port activity we could see were loads of container ships, hidden behind railings. The beach area was about 3 miles away.
We did, however, walk back to the market. (The penultimate stop on the line). The market was fascinating. It was entirely for locals. Most of the ground floor was occupied by women running fish stalls. They were having a marvellous time, singing, dancing and laughing!

If you do go out to Matosinhos, get off at the market: continuing to Senhora de Matosinhos was not one of my better ideas!
Hence 4 stars for the market. Senhora de Matosinhos would struggle to get one.
Written 10 January 2018
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John F
Hitchin, UK556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A landmark building conceived in the 1930s but not completed until after the Second World War, this cavernous commercial space features a dazzling display of fish as well as restaurants, bars, other stalls and all sorts of other enterprises, as well as a very clean public toilet.
One of the big attractions is buying fish from the source and then getting the restaurant a few steps away to cook it for you, but the market experience is well worth ticking off even if you're not planning to eat at all. Great atmosphere.
Written 23 September 2019
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Cesc D
Rome, Italy192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Really a nice market, close to seaside. You can buy your fish and take it to the restaurant: they will cook it for you just for 6 euros. Instead, you can eat food from many restaurants around the fish market. Traditional and tasty
Written 19 September 2019
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Gabi
Bascharage, Luxembourg134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The Mercado in itself is not so big, but it has a good variety of stands selling fruits, vegetables and meat. Also, you con find some spices and herbs, but some are quit expensive. Finally, I found the number of restaurants available to be very short. It would be better if there were more restaurants.
Written 14 October 2018
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cthecliffs
England263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This visit to the Mercado was well worth the trip to Matasinhos, wonderful fresh food and fish, fascinating, better idea than the worst lunch since arriving in Porto at Marisqueira de Matasinhos! Go by the Bus500 outside Sao Bento for €1.89 straight to the Mercado!
Written 29 September 2018
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AndyLFC_9
Daventry, UK614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
One of the best bus rides is from Porto centre to this market in nearby port Matsosinhos. All along the Atlantic coast and Douro river, to this wonderful market.Route 500, every 18 minutes .....
Best time to visit is before 10.00, when it's buzzing, later it is quiet. Great fish counters on lower level, and fruit, veg and livestock on top level; nice little cafes above level also, really friendly and extremely cheap.
Written 22 April 2019
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Vitor S
Matosinhos, Portugal42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
This market is separated into two levels: the upper level for vegetables, fruits and meats, the lower level is the fresh fish market. The sides have design shops, fashion and architecture. The shops of the outer facades are traditional trade market and also restaurants (a traditional food "Taberna Lusitana" and the other "Sushi no Mercado", both recommend). There is also on the outer edge facing the port of Leixões, a space dedicated to design and photography, the Nomad. Has photography exhibitions in the ground floor, many magazines to read and buy, and a coffee shop.
Written 15 September 2017
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Mike Arran
Greater Manchester, UK673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Matosinhos Market is all about fresh. Fresh fish, fresh meat, fresh flowers, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. It's really interesting to see it in full flow. But by lunchtime it's winding down and closing up. There are a few shops on the periphery selling clothing and other essentials but this is principally a fresh produce market.

It's at the terminus of the excellent 500 bus service from Porto city centre. That provides several miles of great coastal views, especially from the upper deck. The metro also has a stop here. And you're less than five minutes walk to the dockside street which has about 20 excellent fish restaurants. No doubt they'll be cooking the very produce you've just seen being sold at the market!
Written 2 July 2017
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bruce w
Norwich, UK707 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you enjoy fresh produce and fish , this is a must do for you. Pick your fish and take to the nesrby Reston site who will cook it for you , small stalls with cheeses , veg etc
Written 15 May 2024
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