Markets, anniversaries and supermarkets.
Regional month markets near Campo No, dates of the festivals, and opening hours of supermarkets in Grândola.
Grândola: second Monday of the month.
Santo André: second Wednesday of the month.
Melides: third Saturday of the month.
Sines: first Thursday of the month.
FAIRS / FESTIVALS
Grândola: Feira de Agosto -last weekend of August.
Santa Margarida da Serra: Feira da Serra – last weekend of July.
Alcácer do Sal: Feira Nova – first Saturday of October.
Alcácer do sal: PIMEL – provision of regional sweets in June.
Melides: Feira de Melides -third weekend of November.
Santiago do Cacém: Feira do Monte – first weekend of September.
Several small supermarkets. Usually closed between 13:00 and 15:00.
LIDL: Discount, open from 8:30 to 21:00, 7 days a week!
Continent: French supermarket, open from 9:00 pm to 22:00 seven days a week!
In Portugal, there are many regional month markets. Also near No Campo you will find several great markets to visit.
Click on the small pictures on the left.
In Portugal, there are many regional month markets. It is traditionally a major feature in this sparsely populated region. Without supermarkets and with specialty shops only in the larger cities, the markets provided once a month for everything that was not locally produced . Hence the variety of products. From live chicken to long-life foods such as bacalhau and whole cured hams. But also hardware, agricultural implements and boiling equipment, pots and pans and clothing.
There are always opportunities for a good lunch because people come from far and make it a day trip.
Several towns have preserved their authentic market hall, which is open daily (except Sundays), usually only in the morning. Local fresh goods – meat,fish,vegetables, are sold here on a small scale. The picture below is the recently restored market hall-(Mercado Municipal)- in Grândola.
Portugal is the land of fresh fruit, of the pies, the desserts. ‘Gulosos’ they are.