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About Us

Mercado do Bom Sucesso

The Market

Welcome

Bom Sucesso Market is one of the most well-known Oporto’s Markets. With more than 40
different food & beverage concepts, from the best piglet to the tastiest sushi sensation and
top late breakfasts – Oporto’s finest eateries are all represented. This unique mix of
traditional and trendy restaurants is something you’ll find only at this Food Market along
with an exquisite atmosphere and good vibes. Here you will also find some stores with
Portuguese crafts and dedicated to services, a convenience Supermarket and also an
Hotel – Music Hotel.

 

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

The building and the aura of Bom Sucesso Market do not go unnoticed in Oporto, it is
virtually impossible not to want to visit this place, a place that has become even more
appealing, inviting and intimate after its restoration. Despite its new market concept,
adapted to the modern days, the trading essence of the Market was kept, and the
commercial component is prioritised; only now it has a more sophisticated touch. Past
experiences and tradition were passed on and adapted to the new demands of the 21st
century, making the Market a place of well-balanced combinations.
The Rich and Varied Gastronomy of the Market restaurants will make your visit memorable.
The restaurants offer a delightful variety of choices, with traditional Portuguese cuisine
walking alongside other world flavours, such as Japanese, Italian, Spanish, North-American,
and other cuisines. The gastronomic experience is intense and unique in a place where all
meals have a sophisticated touch. Sociability and well-being are key words. Bom Sucesso
Market was made for people, and it distinguishes itself for the appealing places and for a
commercial activity that invites people to socialize, chat and exchange experiences. All the
hustle and bustle of Portuguese and foreign visitors laughing and talking is already part of
the city of Oporto and is music to our ears. We invite you to get involved and interact in
Bom Sucesso Market, a unique place with a unique soul so easy to fall in love with.

 

THE BUILDING

Almost 70 years have gone by since the Mercado Bom Sucesso opened its doors as a
wholesale food market. Today, this historical building stands out as main gastronomic
market. It allows visitors to experience the essence and most significant flavours of every
corner of Spain.

The building was designed in 1949 by the architects Fortunato Leal, Cunha Leal and
Morais Soares, at Oporto City Council’s request, following the construction of the
Matosinhos Market, in a neighbouring council. The Market opened to the public in 1952 with
several stores and fresh products stalls.

As the years have gone by, Bom Sucesso Market began showing signs of natural wear and
it became outmoded for the 21st century standards. The restoration of the building involved
not only the rehabilitation of its main structures, but also changing the concept of the
Market. However, the soul of this characteristic place, that was classified as a Public
Interest Building and as a Public Interest Monument by the Ministry of Culture and
IGESPAR, in 2011, has been preserved.
The architectural restoration, made by FA.A Arquitetos, didn’t alter the main structure of the
building. However, two new assets were added: a four-star Hotel and an office area that co-
exists with the stalls, the stores and the restaurants.

In 2021 a new refurbishment process was carried out making the by Reify., a Sonae Sierra
brand, specialist in architecture, engineering, project and construction management,
intelligent and licensing. The interior of the Market was re-imagined by Reify. to house the
city’s best food eateries and fresh produce, as well as the latest in arts and events, all
under one historic roof. Each step was meticulously thought out to stay faithful to the
building roots, while creating a space where people feel welcome, happy and safe.

TRADITION

The building is a fine example of modern architecture. The ceiling is dome-shaped, framed
with gracifer cement in all its extension and supported by sectioned terraces. The interior is
lit by the large glass skylights. It was projected so as to take advantage of the natural slope
of the land, and it has three floors encircled by detached stores.
For many years the Bom Sucesso Market played an important role in the western part of
the Oporto, always with great commercial hustle and bustle where voices, smells, flavours
and agitation mixed together. However, as new shopping areas sprang up in this area and
the social habits of the people from Oporto changed, the need to shop in Bom Sucesso
Market began to gradually fade.
And with those changes came the need to rehabilitate the Market and put the past to the
service of modern needs, while keeping the essence of the once very popular and lively
Market.