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Markets in Lisbon

Markets in Lisbon; discover the best places to shop in Lisbon

One of the best ways to discover a new country or city is by visiting a local market. Discover the many markets in Lisbon to go shopping!

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Discover the best markets in Lisbon

A quick overview

What to see? Flea markets, food markets, book markets and street markets in Lisbon.

Costs? Visiting them is totally free. But you might buy a few things … $$$

Where? Check the locations and opening times below per market

Worth it? Yes, to all the market lovers out there!

The best markets in Lisbon

One of the best ways to discover a new country or city is by visiting a local market. Thankfully Lisbon has many markets to choose from, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are flea markets in Lisbon and famous food markets where you’ll enjoy the best Portuguese cuisine! Let’s look at some well-known but also lesser-known markets in Lisbon!

Feira da Ladra

Let’s start with a famous one, Feira da Ladra. Feira da Ladra translates as ‘Thieves’ Market, a Ladra being a female thief. However, the market has nothing to do with stealing and is totally safe as the ladro is also a bug found in antique furniture, hence the name! This market has been around since the 12th Century, and the square around the Pantheon turns into a bargain heaven twice a week.

Many traders simply showcase their goods on a blanket, but there are many stalls also. It’s a great spot to buy a second-hand vinyl, clothes, furniture or souvenirs. Some stalls also sell brand-new items, making it the perfect market in Lisbon for many. Around the market are many places to grab a bite to eat or enjoy some ice cream in the sun.

When: every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 AM until 5 PM (most sellers start packing around 4 PM)

Location: Campo de Santa Clara (close to the Pantheon)

How to get there: Tram 12 or 28 to Voz Operário (next to Church of São Vicente de Fora), bus 734 or 797, or the Blue Line on the Metro to Santa Apolónia 

Cost: Free

Who is this for: bargain seekers and vintage lovers.

Things to see in the area: The Naztional Pantheon, the Fado Museum, the Church of São Vicente de Fora, and walk around Alfama.

Get to the market for free! If you have the Lisboa Card, public transport in Lisbon is included. You can also visit the Pantheon for free!

Tip: enjoy breakfast or brunch at Copenhagen Coffee Lab or dinner at Santa Clara dos Cogumelos.

Feira na Fábrica at LX Factory

You can head out to the LX Factory for a farmers market in Lisbon. Every Sunday, Feira na Fábrica offers traditional, organic and sustainable products such as bread, fruits and vegetables, eggs, tea, spices and much more! It’s delivered straight from the countryside to the city!

When: Every Sunday from 10 AM until 6 PM

Location: LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria

How to get there: By train from Cais de Sodré or Cascais to Alcântara-Mar. Bus 714 from Praça da Figueira or 727 from Cais de Sodré. Or Tram 15 (or 15E).

Cost: Free to visit

Who is this for: Vintage lovers and anyone who likes handmade items

Things to see in the area: The LX factory itself! Museum B-MAD, and art museum Museu do Oriente.

Mercado da Ribeira & Time Out Market

Mercado da Ribeira is another market that has been around for centuries. It first opened its doors in 1892. It was then known as Mercado 24 de Julho, but in the 20th century, the name changed to Mercado da Ribeira. Time Out Lisboa magazine, however, took over the market, and since 2014 it’s often referred to as Time Out Market.

If you’re early, you can visit the actual food market, which is happening between 6 AM and 2 PM. Fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables are sold here daily. The food hall opens its doors at 10 AM. Lisbon’s top chefs offer culinary highlights, filling tables quickly with foodies.

The tables are placed in the centre of the food hall, and you can taste all sorts of small snacks, cuisines, drinks and dinners. DJs perform regularly, and there are many events throughout the year. You can enjoy a cooking class, for example! This place is food at its best! You can also opt to sit outside facing Dom Luis I Square, as restaurants surround the food hall. In summer, there is often an excellent market on Dom Luis I Square with jewellery, souvenirs and clothes.

When: Daily from 10 AM until midnight

Location: Av. 24 de Julho 49 (in front of Cais de Sodré)

How to get there: Take the Metro Green Line to Cais do Sodré or the train to Cais do Sodré. Many buses and trams stop in front of Time Out Market also.

Cost: It’s free to visit the market hall… but please enjoy a meal!

Who is this for: Food lovers! It gets jam-packed, though and getting a table is sometimes challenging.

Things to see in the area: Pink Street, Ribeira das Naus, Praça do Comércio and Arco da Rua Augusta, Baixa and Chiado.

Bonus tips

Tip 1: try meals from Marlene Vieira (fantastic Francesinha, Marisqueira Azul (seafood), Croqueteria (croquettes), Zero Zero (artisan pizzas), Manteigaria (pastel de nata), and Garrafeira Nacional (wines). Plus all the others! There are more than 40 spaces! All meals have 4 or 5 starts, so bom appetite! 

Tip 2: Try some of these chef’s restaurants instead of Time Out Market. You’ll enjoy some of the best food you can find in Lisbon. Enjoy a € 20,00 discount on your next meal! Reserve your table with the code 8362E39E on TheFork.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Here’s another one for food lovers! Mercado de Campo de Ourique is a small food hall where you can enjoy a local meal. The market has been around since 1934, and it’s a great alternative to the busy Mercado da Ribeira. There is a market where you can buy fresh produce, and the food stalls are perfect for grabbing a bite. There are also several shops on the outside of the building.

When: Daily from 10 AM until 11 PM 

Location: Rua Coelho da Rocha 104

How to get there: It’s a 5-minute walk from the last stop on Trams 25 and 28, or disembark at Santo Condestável. Bus 709 also stops in front.

Cost: Free to enter, but of course, you’ll have to pay for food!

Who is this for: Foodies that prefer a quieter option than Time Out Market

Things to see in the area: Cemitério de Prazeres (the largest mausoleum in Lisbon), Jardim da Estrela, Casa Fernando Pessoa.

Mercado da Baixa

You’ll also discover a lovely outdoor food market in the heart of Lisbon. Local produce has been sold on Mercado da Baixa since 1855. Food stalls sell olives, hams, cheese, wines, bread, sweets, nuts and other Portuguese specialities. Nowadays, souvenirs are also sold. There are also special markets annually, such as Christmas markets and the market during Santos Populares. Praça da Figueira is centrally located and hard to miss during your trip to Lisbon. It’s almost impossible not to end up going through it!

Markets in Lisbon
The market at Praça da Figueira

When: Very often. Check the website for current dates!

Location: Praça da Figueira

How to get there: It’s a short walk from Rossio (Metro Green Line), Tram 15E, buses 208, 736, 760, and 774.

Cost: Free to visit

Who is this for: Foodies that are interested in local specialities!

Things to see in the area: Igreja De São Domingos, try a cherry liquor at A Ginjinha, Santa Justa Lift, Carmo Convent.

Feira na Avenida

Avenida da Liberdade might be the fanciest street in Lisbon regarding clothes, but occasionally you can also get a bargain! Feira na Avenida is a flea market where you can find antiques, books, clothes, and other haberdasheries.

When: Every 2nd week of the month from 10 AM until 7 PM. From May to October, also on the 4th Saturday and the preceding Thursday.

Location: Avenida da Liberdade

How to get there: The closest Metro stations are Rossio (Metro Green Line and Rossio train station), Restauradores, Avenida, and Marques the Pombal (all blue line).

Cost: Free

Who is this for: antique lovers and bargain seekers.

Things to see in the area: Bica de Glória, The Botanical Garden in Lisbon, and Parque Eduardo VII.

Tip: take the old funicular to Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and enjoy the view over Lisbon. During the summer, there is another excellent market in the square where you can buy clothes, drinks, jewellery, and souvenirs.

Anjos 70 Art & Fleamarket

For those who love vintage clothes and incredible art, Anjos 70 is for you! This urban market is indoors, and you’ll find handmade items, new clothes, vintage pieces and a small bar. Also, keep an eye out for upcoming workshops! There are two floors with over 100 vendors, and it’s the perfect place for some artsy and funky shopping.

When: Check their Instagram page for the latest news and updates.

Location: Regueirão Anjos 70

How to get there: Take the Metro Green Line to Anjos or Intendente. From the station, it’s a short walk to the flea market.

Cost: Free to enter

Who is this for: Vintage lovers and bargain seekers

Things to see in the area: There are many excellent restaurants and bars in Anjos. It’s also a nice area to walk around and discover street art.

Conclusion

These are some of the biggest and most famous markets in Lisbon. But there are many more to discover! Enjoy the local Mercado de Benfica, where you can buy fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables. For natural foods Mercado Biológico do Principe Real is perfect. It happens every Saturday from 8 AM until 2 PM in the Príncipe Real neighbourhood. Booklovers will enjoy the Feira de Alfarrabistas every Saturday in Chiado. There are some English books also! Which one would be your favourite market?

Written by Marga

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I’m Marga, the blogger and photographer behind this site! I live in Lisbon, and I’m a cat-mum to 13-year-old Savage. I love coffee, cheese, a good book and exploring this beautiful country. I write about Lisbon and the rest of Portugal, and I hope this website will help as an inspiration for your holiday.

14 Responses

  1. We love to visit the markets when we travel. We visited a few of these on our visits to Lisbon but it was great to find a few to add to a list for a return visit. The food ones are always a good lovers treat. We have missed Feira da Ladra on our visits but it was great to know it really was not a thieves market!

  2. This is a really good article. Visiting the local markets and stopping by the recommended places for a bite to eat would probably be an excellent way to spend a day in the city.

  3. Loved your blogging style and the small cards are cool .. definitely a bookmark for me as I love wandering through the markets on my trips.

  4. We love visiting the markets when we’re somewhere new. We were in Lisbon during the Christmas Market season, so it was fantastic to see the whole city decorated and just wondered around the market stalls. There are a few markets on your list that we missed, so saving this post for when we go back to Lisbon.

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