Mercado da Ribeira
The largest market in Lisbon, the Mercado da Ribeira houses a large food pavilion where some of the city’s top chiefs are ready to satisfy the needs of hungry customers. Ribeira Market is the best place to look for all sorts of seafood, especially for cod, or ‘bacalhau, an iconic ingredient in Portuguese cuisine. The food court offers a variety of snacks and full meals including traditional Portuguese sandwiches called prego or bifana, and an excellent selection of locally produced wines and cheeses.
Mercadoda Ribeira, Cais do Sodré, Av. 24 de Julho, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 213 462 966
Mercado do Jardim, Crafts and Design Market
Located in a tiny magical park in the heart of Lisbon, this weekly crafts and design market allows local talents to showcase their handicraft. Musicians and street performers occupy free spaces under the overhanging trees in the park, and are responsible for creating an atmosphere of relaxation and dreaminess. This market is a great alternative to countless tourist souvenir shops. The market is open from Spring to Autumn.
Feira da Ladra
Feira da Ladra literally translates as the ‘thieves fair.’ It is the oldest and the most vibrant flea market in Lisbon, and specializes in antiques and second hand items including flimsy books, ceramics, dusty glasses and coins, and it is also full of different ancient trinkets. Those with a lot of patience and a bit of luck will be rewarded with some hidden gems.
Campo de Santa Clara, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 21 817 0800
The Biological Market at the Principe Real
Organic products have been gaining popularity for a while now, and as more and more people begin to adopt healthy lifestyles, they choose naturally grown fruits and vegetables which leave little negative trace on the environment. Every Saturday, farmers from across Portugal gather in Principe Real to offer their horticultural produce and home-made olive oils, soaps and cereal. The prices are not on the low side, but bargaining is always possible and appropriate. It is also worth strolling around the beautiful Principe Park and surrounding area, with its busy open air cafes and shops.
Jardim do Príncipe Real, Praça do Príncipe Real, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 21 391 2300
LX Factory Sunday Market
LX Factory is a modern, hip art center that has become a home to various start-up businesses, ranging from funky restaurants to work spaces for designers and artists. LX Factory holds a Sunday flea market along the main street every week, where the vendors present quirky vintage and local designer clothes, handmade jewellery, vinyl and old-school CDs. The market is especially popular among the young population of Lisbon, and it is an amusing adventure to leisurely observe the people while having a cup of coffee at a nearby cafe.
LX Factory, Ruados Arneiros, Lisboa, Portugal, +351 917 354 472