Flea Market - Ginger biscuits "Monte do Chapim"

Come to Sintra and enjoy a different day at a traditional flea market, tasting home made delicious cookies, or enjoying the flavour of grilled sausages, ham and cheese over a crunchy bread baked in a wood oven.

S. Pedro de Sintra outdoor market is a living example of a flea market existing since the XII century at D. Fernando II square. Remarkable how this market is still alive, and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm), customers can buy fresh products. Handicraft, clothes, plants, tools, and for the ones loving to farm, chickens and rabbits are still found at this market.

Every Sunday, fresh fruits and vegetables from the region of Colares are sold at the flea market of Almoçageme, at a place know as “volta da serra”. Street vendors are well known from the locals, and bring the best products from their farms around. What can be better than fresh eggs, fennel biscuits or juicy carrots?

Markets have also changed from traditional to trendy, from ordinary to chic, from handicraft to vintage. Trendy markets such as Coolares Market, set apart new standards, offering the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to show their products. This hippie chic garage sale brings the best of street fashion, jewellery, ceramics with Bordallo Pinheiro design, etc. This is a “must go” and it’s held every last weekend of the month.

“Mercado da Vila” is another interesting market to visit at the village of Cascais, as it has gathered tradition with trendy lifestyle.

The old market was refurbished and now, besides its regular agenda every Wednesday and Saturday morning with fruit, vegetables and fresh fish from the region, the market organisation provides a monthly agenda with thematic events such as the Chocolate market, the Seafood & Sardine market, the Beer market, etc. Additionally there are several thematic restaurants and handicraft shops open all day long. Not to miss!

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