The 6 Best Markets in Lisbon

If you love a bargain, and more specifically you love a market, then boy, have you ever come to the right place! There are markets all over Lisbon, and everyone has their favourites, allow me to introduce you to mine. Feira da Ladra Undoubtedly my favourite market in the entire of Lisbon, this massive flea […]

If you love a bargain, and more specifically you love a market, then boy, have you ever come to the right place!

There are markets all over Lisbon, and everyone has their favourites, allow me to introduce you to mine.

Feira da Ladra

Undoubtedly my favourite market in the entire of Lisbon, this massive flea market is a short walk around the corner from Santa Apolonia station, which is at the end of the blue metro line.
Most of what you’ll find here is useless or broken, but it’s a flea market, that’s where the charm comes in (not to mention, the name literally translates as the Thieves’ Fair, what do you expect!).
There’s a few real treats and hidden gems to be found here, include jewellery, clothes, arts and crafts, household appliances, and pretty much everything else you can think of, including some really weird old trinkets for those who like a creepy vibe to their house (no judgement, I’m totally one of those people!).

LX Market

A visit to this market in the incredibly hip LX Factory is exactly what you expect, and I have to admit, I love it a bit.
Vintage is the order of the day here, and vintage clothing stalls take up most of the spaces, but there’s some nice little craft stores to be found here too.
This market is usually inhabited mainly by English speaking people, so opportunities to practice your Portuguese may be limited!

Anjos 70

This is the Portuguese version of the LX Market, and happens once a month at Anjos 70. Again, vintage is everywhere here, throw cushions and other nice decorations for the home are my main purchases on visits to this market.

Mercado do Jardim

If you’ve been to Jardim de Estrela, you’ll know it’s hardly the biggest park in the city, although it may be one of the most charming. The market that is here once a month from Spring until Autumn fits exactly the same criteria.
There really isn’t a lot here, it’s a pretty tiny market, but it’s properly lovely, and there is still the odd find to be… well… found!

Mercado da Ribeira

From one of Lisbon’s smallest markets, to its biggest, Ribeira Market is bloody huge! The food court in this market often showcases some of Lisbon’s best chefs offering a range of tasty local and international dishes.
Seafood is the order of the day at this market, cod and sardines are to be found in abundance, if you fancy trying to create some local cuisine yourself.
Whether you’re buying food to cook, or to eat, you’ll be genuinely spoilt for choice here.

There’s a bunch more markets around, the farmer’s market and the craft market at Avenida de Liberdade both spring to mind, basically, if you walk around enough, you’ll stumble on at least a few, but those above are my personal pick of the bunch!

 

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