This is the 36th supermarket of the Spanish brand in Portuguese territory.

The store, the first of the chain in the district, has 140 parking spaces and two more for charging electric vehicles.

The next store openings, scheduled for this year, are in Caldas da Rainha (District of Leiria), Aveiro (Santa Maria da Feira) and Oeiras (Lisbon).

"We are very proud with the opening of our 36th supermarket in the country, the first in the district of Viseu. We believe that this investment in the city is an added value for the municipality, not only because of the local hiring but also because it offers a differentiating assortment and quality", says Carla Cunha, director of External Relations Central-North Portugal at Mercadona, quoted in the same note.