Cobbled street and colourful footpath in front of the Loule Municipal Market

Cobbled street and colourful footpath in front of the Loule Municipal Market

This market is situated at the Praca da Republica Street, beside the Camara Municipal (the municipal governing body)

This market is situated at the Praca da Republica Street, beside the Camara Municipal (the municipal governing body)

Inaugurated on 27th June 1908, this market was built on neo-Arab architectural style

Inaugurated on 27th June 1908, this market was built on neo-Arab architectural style

The main entrance of the building is shaped like a horse shoe arch (Arab architecture)

The main entrance of the building is shaped like a horse shoe arch (Arab architecture)

Once inside, one is greeted with long rows of stalls, selling different products

Once inside, one is greeted with long rows of stalls, selling different products

The Municipal Market is one of the very first building erected in Loule in the 20th century

The Municipal Market is one of the very first building erected in Loule in the 20th century

An old wall used to exist here, but it was removed in order to make space for this building

An old wall used to exist here, but it was removed in order to make space for this building

This market opens from Mon-Sat and tends to be very busy on the weekend

This market opens from Mon-Sat and tends to be very busy on the weekend

Many of the products on sale are home-made or locally made

Many of the products on sale are home-made or locally made

Portuguese love seafood and there was plenty to choose from in this market

Portuguese love seafood and there was plenty to choose from in this market

Most of the fish were locally caught but some had been imported from other countries too

Most of the fish were locally caught but some had been imported from other countries too

These cockles are brought from Ilha de Faro of the Ria Formosa

These cockles are brought from Ilha de Faro of the Ria Formosa

On one of the shops there was an octopus for sale and its tentacles were sitting like a pile

On one of the shops there was an octopus for sale and its tentacles were sitting like a pile

Inside the Municipal Market and looking out to one of the side doors of the building

Inside the Municipal Market and looking out to one of the side doors of the building

There were also freshly baked bread, rolls and sandwiches available

There were also freshly baked bread, rolls and sandwiches available

Some of the local sweets on display on one of the stalls

Some of the local sweets on display on one of the stalls

Torta de Laranja (Orange Pie) looked very delicious and I couldn't resist the temptation to try it out

Torta de Laranja (Orange Pie) looked very delicious and I couldn't resist the temptation to try it out

Pastel de Nata is a famous Portuguese egg tart pastry and it was started by the monks at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

Pastel de Nata is a famous Portuguese egg tart pastry and it was started by the monks at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

It is so easy to get caught out by these delightful colours and displays and not to buy anything

It is so easy to get caught out by these delightful colours and displays and not to buy anything

I made sure that I bought plenty for me even some of them were brought back to Dublin

I made sure that I bought plenty for me even some of them were brought back to Dublin

Some of the stalls were selling fresh fruit and vegetables

Some of the stalls were selling fresh fruit and vegetables

It was a combination of freshness and the beautiful colours of these fruits and roots

It was a combination of freshness and the beautiful colours of these fruits and roots

All products were neatly arranged and displayed with great pride

All products were neatly arranged and displayed with great pride

Dried fruit on sale and some of the products were made with them too

Dried fruit on sale and some of the products were made with them too

This sausage like product was made with fig and almonds and many other ingredients to enhance the flavour

This sausage like product was made with fig and almonds and many other ingredients to enhance the flavour

Dried chillies on display and it is the famous piri-piri

Dried chillies on display and it is the famous piri-piri

Honey for sale in the jars and there were hand painted honey jars for the storage

Honey for sale in the jars and there were hand painted honey jars for the storage

Sweets made with the dried fruit but I wasn't sure about the bright colour products on the left

Sweets made with the dried fruit but I wasn't sure about the bright colour products on the left

Standing in the middle of one of the rows and looking out to the main door

Standing in the middle of one of the rows and looking out to the main door