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Grilled sardines Miragaia  Portugal

Grilled sardines

Grilled sardines are one of the most famous dishes in Portugal.

Commonly associated with the popular saints parties (Festas dos Santos Populares), they used to be an affordable dish, but nowadays very expensive for Portuguese standards.

The sardine season starts in May and ends around August, and all over Porto you'll feel the characteristic smell of grilled sardines.

There's one day that everyone is supposed to have at least one sardine, June 23rd, Saint John's party.

Thousands of sardines will be grilled all over the city making it smell for weeks.

Average price of one sardine: 1.50€