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Beyond Francesinhas: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

It’s Back: Porto’s Beloved Mercado do Bolhão Reopens

Porto |
By Rafael Tonon
Porto -- It took four years and four months, but Mercado do Bolhão, Porto’s central market and historic icon, finally came back to life in September. The first to arrive at the reopening was Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the market’s patron saint, whose image was installed in front of the new structures that are now part of the centenarian building. Read more
Porto -- It took four years and four months, but Mercado do Bolhão, Porto’s central market and historic icon, finally came back to life in September. The first to arrive at the reopening was Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the market’s patron saint, whose image was installed in front of the new structures that are now part of the centenarian building.

Located at the entrance to the grand market, which measures more than five thousand square meters, the saint's image welcomes the visitors who have filled the new space every day since the doors finally opened. Read more
September 28, 2022

Gelataria Portuense: Gelato, Porto Style

Porto |
By Rafael Tonon
Porto The origin of Gelataria Portuense is not your average love story. It is a more intricate tale, worthy of the universe of writer Isaac Asimov, as it begins with a woman's passion for a machine. Read more
August 11, 2022

Confraria da Rabanada: Porto’s Brotherhood of Bread

Porto |
By Rafael Tonon
Porto Wearing a light beige cape down to their feet with an R embroidered in golden threads on the left side of the chest (an outfit which would make even Harry Potter jealous!), a group of young adults hug each other, pose for photos, and take selfies with their smartphones. Read more
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