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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This market is excellent. On Saturdays thereis a full fruiand veg market in one of the historic buildings and a fresh fish market in the other one. Outside there are clothes stalls with good leather goods at very low prices. It is also great for people watching. A short walk.. 50 metres and you are in the marvelous back lanes of Olhao. .

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank 943fk
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

If you like fish, this is the place to come. Just make sure you get there reasonably early........no later than 10.00am.
Great atmosphere in both the fish and fruit and vegetable sections.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Fun experience from the get-go! Shopping locally is always a priority, I feel as though I am giving back to the community for the hospitality they show to me. The Olhao market is no exception. Sure, speaking fluent Portuguese might be a help, but there was no problem when we only knew how to say Bom dia, obrigado, and danada. Merchants recognize that you are a foreigner and write down the amount you owe so you can figure out the coins and paper money. Even if you do not buy anything - the 'looking' is fun! The selection was great and it made shopping an experience!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

The Markets in Olhão are the heart of the city. There is so much variety of any kind of foods that will make any traveller jaws drop. And then there's the fish market where all different kinds of fish and sea food is sold. Don't know how to cook? Ask the seller he will tell you the recipe for your lunch in no time. As a frequent visitor to this market I always go to the same stalls to get Oranges, meat, honey and fish.

Best time to go is on Saturday morning where the farmers market occur next to the markets. Its so good to get really good bargains that I often feel bad for paying so little. Once even, the old woman seller looked at me surprised for giving her more money "no it can't be so take these clementines, the strawberries and this extra orange". I tried to say no but she refused and that afternoon when I rode the plane home I arrived in Cork after my holydays with a weeks worth of good fruit!

This is an unmissable genuine Algarvian market. If you want to know what the Algarve truly is be sure to check it out!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Just back from olhao stayed in real marina residense, fantastic apartments very clean, if you go explore the streets plenty of shops and lovely places to eat big hello to angel in 620 on main st only opened five months so welcoming and friendly great spot enjoy the rooftop terrace and dont forget the jazz bar tuesdsy and thursday live jazz. Bangor

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