Lagos Mercado


Lagos: Market hall exterior view

Lagos: Market hall exterior view

The market hall is conveniently located near the centre on the Av. dos Descobrimentos, the 4-lane avenue along the waterside promenade. The building, which was built in 1924 was recently restored and nowadays attracts tourists as well as customers.


Market hall Lagos: Fish market

Market hall Lagos: Fish market

View into the fish market on the ground floor, where marketeers are setting up their stalls.


Market hall Lagos: Fish market

Market hall Lagos: Fish market

One of the sellers preparing his produce.


Market hall Lagos: Fish market

Market hall Lagos: Fish market

A rich selection of freshly caught fish, delivered just a few minutes ago.


Market hall Lagos: Seafood

Market hall Lagos: Seafood

in one of the corners on the ground floor visitors will find a rich selection of fresh seafood. The photo shows small nets with clams (“Ameijoas”), a regional speciality.


Market hall Lagos: Seafood

Market hall Lagos: Seafood

These barnacles (“Percebes”) are another speciality of the Algarve, harvested by brave fishermen on the cliffs of the wild Atlantic coast near Sagres.


Markte hall Lagos: Staircase

Markte hall Lagos: Staircase

The wide market hall staircase is decorated with a colourful wall of mosaics, depicting motifs of the local fishing and farming industries.


Market Hall Lagos

Market Hall Lagos

The fruit and vegetable stalls can be found on the first floor.


Markte hall Lagos: Fruit and vegetable market

Markte hall Lagos: Fruit and vegetable market

Here we find another regional specialty, “Piri Piri”, dried peppers.


Market hall Lagos: Roof terrace

Market hall Lagos: Roof terrace

A restaurant invites you to stay. The roof terrace can be accessed by elevator and offers great views towards the harbor and the promenade.


Lagos: Harbour exit

Lagos: Harbour exit

View from the roof terrace of the market hall towards the harbour exit and the fishing port.

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