May 26, 2016

Fish & Vegetable Market Olhão

Right down on the waterfront by the reconstruction of the Caique Bom Sucesso boat are the twin red brick buildings of the fish and vegetable market of Olhão (Mercado de Olhao).

Fish & Vegetable Market Olhão, Algarve.

One building sells fish and meat: the other fruit and vegetables. Both markets are excellent for shopping and for photo opportunities. The range of fresh seafood includes swordfish, tuna, salmon, octopus and squid.

The fruit and vegetable section has delicious bananas, oranges, plums, watermelons, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots, peppers and tomatoes on sale.

Fish & Vegetable Market Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.

Restaurant owners come here in the early morning to buy in seafood and vegetables for the day's business and many tourists also congregate here if they are staying in self-catering accommodation or are preparing a picnic.

Surrounding the walls of the market are various bars and cafes with outdoor tables under large umbrellas.

Fish & Vegetable Market Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.

The Mercado de Olhao is busy from early morning until just after lunch on weekdays and Saurdays. It is closed on Sunday.

Mercado de Olhao
Avenida 5 de Outubro

Fish & Vegetable Market Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.

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