Commerce in the Eurocity Chaves-Verín
Trade in Chaves
Rua de Santo Antonio, Chaves
Chaves is, without a doubt, a true open shopping center, where traditional commerce and small family stores reign supreme, spread throughout the various arteries of the city, with special emphasis on the streets Direita, Santo Antonio, Cândido dos Reis, Longras, and Cândido Souto Maior. Besides traditional commerce, the large department stores on Avenida Duarte Pacheco and the Retail City Park on Avenida da Cocanha also stand out.
In Vidago, the main shopping areas are along the national road, in Miguel de Carvalho square, Conde Caria avenue and in the Praça square. In these areas you will find a variety of shops, supermarkets, taxi ranks, kiosks, cafés and restaurants, among others.
Business hours at Chaves and Vidago: 09h00 to 13h00 and 15h00 to 19h00.
Trade in Verín
García Barbón Square, Verín
The oldest shopping area of the town is located in the historic centre of Verín. The most traditional shops are located on Calle Mayor, Calle Lisa, Calle de la Cruz and Amaro Refojo. On the main arteries of the municipality, such as Luis Espada street and Avenida de Portugal, financial institutions, shops, service companies and administrative buildings coexist. Laureano Peláez, Deputación and Hermanos Moreno Streets offer a wide range of possibilities for meeting leisure and consumption needs. The pedestrian street Montemaior has an extensive hotel offer, ideal for having an aperitif and contemplating fashion and accessories shop windows.
Business hours in the locality of Verín: 10 am to 1.30 pm and 4.30 to 8.30 pm.
The "Feira dos Santos", held at Chaves since time immemorial, is today, for the people of the Alto Támega and particularly for the Flavienses, the festive ex-libris of the city of Chaves and of this Transmontana Region.
The "Santos", as this great festive event is popularly called, are repeated every year as October ends and November begins.
A traditional celebration that takes place two weekends before Easter. It is an event that, in addition to the feast, pays homage to St. Lazarus.
Location: Verín Sports Pavilion
Municipal Market of Chaves and Vidago
The market is intended for the sale of foodstuffs and products, namely fresh meat and its products, fish, pastry and dairy products, flowers, fruit, vegetables, poultry, handicraft, knick-knacks, crockery and articles of clothing and footwear.
Opening hours: 7 a.m. in summer and 8 a.m. in winter. Closed at 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays (closed on Sundays and national holidays).
Typical market that takes place in the old part, with stalls selling the following products: clothes, shoes, complements, antiques, furniture, plants, fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. At eating time the octopus houses are spread all over the village to prepare the best octopus, with copper pots, scissors, wooden boards, the best olive oil, paprika and coarse salt to the consumer's taste.
Days: 3, 11, 23. If it coincides with a Sunday or holiday it will be moved to the next day.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Plaza García Barbón and Plaza de Alameda
Fair of Chaves
Weekly market where "a bit of everything" is sold.
Days: every Wednesday. If it coincides with a public holiday, it is held on the day before.
Hours: 7am - 3pm
Location: Next to the Municipal Market
Weekly fair where a variety of products are sold
Days: every Tuesday. If it coincides with a public holiday, it is held on the following day.
Hours: 7am - 3pm
Location: Avenida Faria de Morais
It takes place on the first weekend (Friday and Saturday) of every month, between June and October.
The Fair is exclusively for the sale, purchase, and exchange of antiques and collectibles, aiming essentially to safeguard and promote the taste for testimonies of the past, translated into objects of symbolic value.
Location: Jardim do Bacalhau
Regional Products Fair
First and third Saturdays of the month
09h00 to 17h00
Location: Largo do Arrabalde
Org.: AmoChaves - Association of Residents of the Historic Center of São Paulo Chaves
Support: Municipality of Chaves
1 January - New Year's Day
1 May - Workers' Day
15 August - Day of the Assumption of Our Lady
1 November - All Saints' Day
December 8 - Day of the Immaculate Conception
December 25 - Christmas Day
Holidays in Spain
6 January - Three Kings Day
17 May - Day of the Galician Letters (regional holiday)
July 25 - Galicia Day (regional holiday)
12 October - Spain's National Day
6 December - Constitution Day
Holidays in Portugal
25 April - Freedom Day
10 June - Portugal Day
5 October - Implantation of the Republic
1 December - Restoration of Independence
17 January - Verín (Santo Antón)
July 8 - Chaves (1st Monarchist Incursion)
Ash Wednesday - Verín (Entroido)