Cosy markets

A unforgettable experience

Going to a market in the Silver Coast is a experience not easy to forget; a big difference with the markets in the UK is that you can buy almost anything you want. Clothes (casual but also costumes) and shoes till tools, rugs, distilling kettles, horse saddles and living animals like chickens, rabbits and puppies.  

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

Popular market with varied supply

In Malveira, a few kilometers east of Mafra, there is a large market on Thursdays. It is a very popular market, every week people from all over the region come to Malveira on market day.

There are all kinds of things for sale: fish, vegetables and fruit, clothes, furniture, tools, chickens and rabbits, and much more.

 

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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