Olhão's municipal markets celebrated on Wednesday, May 1, its 101st anniversary with the inauguration of an exhibition of paintings by Olhanan artist José Henrique Rodrigues.
The exhibition, which will be evident in the fish market until the end of the summer, brings together 44 acrylics, whose common denominator is Olhão, the expression of its people and the sea.
It is an organization of the Parish Council of Olhão, with the collaboration of the Municipality and the municipal company Fesnima.
The Municipal Markets, one of the ex-libris of the city, began to be constructed in 1912, being inaugurated four years later.
For more than a century they are one of the illustrated postcards of Olhão and a must see for tourists and residents.
Its construction consisted in the consolidation of the buildings through a process known as pile-drivers, with each one of the buildings being supported by 88 stakes, connected to each other through brick masonry arches.
They are model examples of the architecture of the iron and the glass, with enormous urbanistic impact, in apparent brick and metallic structure.
Subjected to deep recovery works, they were reopened to the public on July 3, 1998.
One of the most recent news is its interior, covered with tiles by Costa Pinheiro.