Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

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Friday, 09 October 2015 19:28

Santana market

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry

The Mercado de Santana in Venda da Costa, right between the municipalities of Caldas da Rainha, Rio Maior and Alcobaça, is a true experience.

Every Sunday of the year you can fully immerse yourself in Portuguese life on this authentic market. And you will not be alone! Because they come from everywehere, the people who come her to shop, or sell their often home-grown products.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, all kinds of cheese, as well as baskets, furniture and hardware. And what could be better than to round off a pleasant morning on the market with a delicious traditional Portuguese lunch at one of the restaurants? Chicken piri-piri, chips and a great regional wine. Of course followed by a typical Portuguese coffee.

 

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Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:25

Markets in the area

Weekly markets

•    Sunday mornings Santana market near Benedita; and in Pataias, north of Nazaré
•    Mondays in Caldas da Rainha (at McDonalds turn left to Rio Maior, the market is at the 3rd roundabout)
•    Mondays in Alcobaça (next to Continente supermarket), and Batalha
•    Thursdays in Malveira
•    Fridays in Nazaré
•    Saturdays in Leiria (near football stadium) and in Marinha Grande

Daily markets

•    Vegetables / fruit market in Caldas da Rainha (Praça da República)
•    Vegetables / fruit / fish market in São Martinho do Porto

Fish market in Caldas da Rainha

Jumble- and antique markets

•    1st Saturday of the month in Peniche
•    2nd Saturday in Leiria
•    4th Saturday in Marinha Grande
•    1st Sunday of the month in Óbidos
•    2nd Sunday in the park at Caldas da Rainha
•    3rd Sunday in Alcobaça, next to the monastry
•    4th Sunday in São Martinho do Porto, at the Avenida Marginal

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