Thursday, July 23, 2009

O Mercado Municipal de Lagos

We managed to find a vibrant local market everywhere we went in Portugal. The mercado in Lagos was beautiful, having recently been modernized. The street level had an incredible selection of local seafood, while the upper level had produce, dry good, bakeries and a cafe.

I was mesmerized by these incredible eels that looked as if they had been dipped in chrome before being carefully placed on ice. It's hard to tell from the picture, but each are about three feet long. I don't know their name, but I have no doubt they are delicious after a short ride on the bbq.

The entrance to the market, which faced the marina

A selection of seafood. Name that lumpy pink thing!

Beautiful tile work along the stairs to the upper level

1 comment:

Lois Kim said...

Of course you are attracted to the octopus mural!