After you’ve bought your Pastel de Belém at the best pastry shop in Portugal, you’re going to have to find somewhere to eat it! If you read that post, you’ll see in the photos that Pastéis de Belém has no seating. Therefore, you’re going to have to take your tasty treats to go.
Luckily, there’s a lot to see and do in the Belém area, including visiting Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a monestary, which you can even see if you’re waiting in line for the Pastel de Belém at the famous Pastéis de Belém.
However, you have your Pastel de Belém and you can’t wait to eat it. But where can you go to enjoy it AND wander around? The answer: walk across the street to stroll around a fun market in the park.
On this day, there was a market with stalls selling many things that I would have loved to buy and bring back to the US.
As far as markets go, I think this was the best because of the various items for sale, the quality of the items, and the ideal location, which is in a park close to Pastéis de Belém.
Let’s check out the market!
There were so many plates for sale, especially in the signature blue and white color scheme.
There were benches for resting or taking a snack break to eat our pastries.
So many pieces of jewelry for sale!
My favorite items to search for at markets: pretty teacups and teapots 🙂 This market had a treasure trove of teacups to choose from!
Of course, we can’t forget to check out the tiles that Portugal is famous for…I wonder how old these were?
This wasn’t far from Pastéis de Belém at all, so it makes sense that the best market in Portugal is close to the best pastry shop in Portugal.
Hope you enjoyed a stroll through Portugal’s best market!