Barcelos Market, Portugal – A beautiful day out

Now that Spring has finally arrived nothing better to kick off the season than to take an imprompt road trip with the kids. We decided to start with Barcelos Market last Thursday.

Barcelos is only a little over a 1hr drive North from Porto which makes it perfect for a short day trip with the kids. For those of you that never heard about it, Barcelos market is on every Thursday and it is said to be the largest open air market in Portugal and Europe.

Here you can find all the diversity of popular arts and crafts, from pottery, to embroidery, weaving and basketry, wood carving and the forging of iron, as well as flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, and traditional cakes.

We had such a good time! The kids loved it and almost convinced us to adopt a bunny!

If you ever come to Portugal, make sure you plan a visit to Barcelos.

Love, P

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  1. Oh wow! It has made me crave sunshine and holidays now! Gorgeous photos, how nice to be able to take your children to such lovely places. I can’t wait til the summer hols and we can start adventuring round europe and seeing these sights!! Thanks for linking up with us again. #bigpinklink

  2. This would definately be on my list to visit if I were there. The photos are amazing! You really get the sense of the heat and atmosphere, love it!

    mainy – myrealfairy


  3. This looks like such a lovely market! I’ve never been to the Barcelos market before but I will definitely keep it in mind for the future. We visited Portugal a few years ago & really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for joining us at #bloggerclubuk

  4. Oh my goodness you adopted the bunny!! I want a bunny! : ) Actually I really want a dog, but I’m not sure if I would have enough time for him/her : (. This looks like a lovely market, I would love to go there one day. Thanks so much for linking up with #StayClassy.

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