Lisbon shopping


Find the good places to shop in Lisbon

Lisbon shopping is a real treat for travellers on a budget, because the Portuguese capital remains one of the cheapest major cities in Europe to shop in.

If you want a souvenir with a Portuguese flavour to take home for that special someone, look out for unique handmade leather goods around the city. Hand-painted tiles and other ceramics and textiles are also native to this part of the world. And if you want to pick up some nice jewellery on your Lisbon shopping trip, you will be glad to know that the minimum standard for gold in Portugal is 19.2 karats.

To browse some high fashion stores, you should take a trip to Avenida da Liberdade. This street is home to big names such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana among many others. For top quality clothes at more down to earth prices, head to the Chiado quarter: top brands such as Zara, H&M, Bennetton and Foot Locker all have stores here.

If you get a kick out of second-hand shopping, the Feira da Ladra (Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon 1170; +451 96 254 0775) is the flea market of Lisbon. It’s believed there has been a market of some sort on this site for most of the last 800 years. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays, this market’s stalls offer everything from CDs to antiques to coins to clothes and much more. The Chiado quarter is a good place to find stores selling old books as well as some other quaint traditional shops.

For fresh produce, fish and other regional specialities, you should make a visit to the Ribeira Market (Avenida 24 De Julho, Lisbon 1200; +351 210 312 700). There are a number of great bars and cafes in the area for you to rest your feet after your Lisbon shopping experience.

The largest and most popular Lisbon shopping mall is Colombo (Avenida Lusíada, Lisbon 1500; +351 21 711 36 36; www.colombo.pt). Once the largest shopping center in all of Europe, it boasts more than 420 stores, 60 restaurants, a 10-screen cinema, a health club and even an indoor amusement park. Located just 10km from central Lisbon, it’s accessible by car, bus and metro. Open daily from 9am to midnight, you will have no excuse not to shop until you drop!

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