Fruit and vegetables area at the Friday Market in Tomar

There is a long tradition in Tomar. Fridays are market day, and for centuries the people of this town have headed to this traditional weekly market in droves, though nowadays, due to modern supermarkets, not as many people go there as in the past. I still remember going to this market when I was a kid in the 60’s, with my aunt Emilia, and you could hardly move, due to the large number of people there, buying and selling basically everything, specially vegetables, fruit, meat, etc. These photos show us the area where vendors sell fruits and vegetables.

Market in Tomar, Portugal

The entrance to the market in Tomar, shot from Avenida Norton de Matos, near the so called New Bridge, which links the city from one parish to the other


People selling food at the market of the City of Tomar in Portugal

People buying all kinds of fruit and vegetables in the Friday market of Tomar in Portugal. Some of the people in this photo are my wife, son and mother


Vendor of fruit and vegetables at the market of the City of Tomar in Portugal

Market vendor in the City of Tomar, selling a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I was told that most of this produce was locally grown by small farmers

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