Check out the mouth watering algarvian oranges as they take centre stage at Portimão’s Municipal Market.
Monday 9th February – Saturday, 14th February, from 7AM – 8PM
Note: the market has 2 opening periods: 7AM to 2PM and 5PM to 8PM during weekdays and is open 7AM to 2PM on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
The municipal market is in the centre of the town with free parking available during the first hour.
Address & contact details: Avenida São João de Deus
8500-508 Portimão – Algarve – Portugal; Tel.: 282 432 416; Fax: 282 432 539
In addition to being able to buy and taste oranges you can also observe the preparation of drinks and dishes made with oranges.
The tasting session offers an opportunity to visit the relatively new municipal market (opened in December 2007) which offers a magnificent display of the best algarvian fish, meat, fruit and vegetables.
Links & Notes:
‘Some South East Indo-European [languages] name orange after Portugal, which was formerly the main source of imports of sweet oranges. Examples are Bulgarian portokal [портокал], Greek portokali [πορτοκάλι], Persian porteghal [پرتقال], and Romanian portocală. Also in South Italian dialects (Neapolitan), orange is named portogallo or purtualle, literally "the Portuguese ones". Related names can also be found in other languages: Turkish Portakal, Arabic al-burtuqal [البرتقال], Amharic birtukan, and Georgian phortokhali [ფორთოხალი].
Portuguese, Spanish, Arab, and Dutch sailors planted citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy.’ (Wikipedia)
Mercado de Portimão (in Portuguese)
Algarve Holiday Studio: http://www.geocities.com/algarve_holiday/
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