Time Out Market is one of the most famous Markets in Lisbon

9 markets in Lisbon; discover some of 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. Thankfully, Lisbon has plenty of markets where locals and tourists alike enjoy spending time! Visit a food market, discover gems at flea market Feira da Ladra, or find the best craft markets. Let’s take a look at the many Lisbon markets where you can shop!

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Discover the best markets in Lisbon!

  • What to see? Lisbon has flea markets, food markets, book markets, and street markets. Whether you’re looking for vintage clothing, fresh local produce, or great deals, Lisbon is a wonderful place to go shopping.
  • Costs? Visiting the markets is totally free. But you might buy a few things … $$$
  • Where? I’ve added the locations and opening times below per market so you know exactly where to go and when.
  • Worth it? Yes, this post is for all the market and shopping lovers out there!

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The best markets in Lisbon

Do you love visiting markets as much as I do when travelling? You can enjoy Portuguese life in the city by visiting a local market. 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!

1. 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. It is totally safe as the Lladro is also a bug found in antique furniture, hence the name!

This market has existed since the 12th century, and the square around the National Pantheon turns into bargain heaven twice a week. Mercado de Santa Clara is a covered market hall, and there are often special vinyl or handicraft markets.

Many traders simply showcase their goods and bric-a-brac on a blanket, but there are also many stalls. You can also find some permanent stores around Mercado de Santa Clara. It’s a great spot to buy vintage vinyl, second-hand clothes, furniture, or souvenirs at affordable prices.

Some stalls and boutique shops sell brand-new items, making it the perfect Lisbon market for many. Around Mercado de Santa Clara are many places to grab a bite to eat or enjoy some ice cream in the sun. Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Copenhagen Coffee Lab or dinner at Santa Clara dos Cogumelos or Ceia.

Feira da Ladra

  • When: every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 AM until 5 PM (most sellers start packing around 4 PM)
  • Location: Campo de Santa Clara.
  • How to get there: Tram 12 or 28 to Voz Operário (next to the Church of São Vicente de Fora), bus 734 or 797, or the Blue Line on the Metro to Santa Apolónia.
  • Cost: All free!
  • Who is this for? Bargain seekers and vintage lovers.
  • Things to see in the area: The National Pantheon, the Fado Museum, the Church of São Vicente de Fora, and walk around Alfama.

Travel Tip!

Travel to the Lisbon markets for free! If you have the Lisboa Card, public transport in Lisbon is included. You can also visit many sights in the city for free!

2. Feira na Fábrica at LX Factory Sunday Market

You can also head to the LX Factory for a fresh produce market and flea market in Lisbon. Every Sunday, Feira na Fábrica offers traditional, organic and sustainable products such as bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, tea, spices and much more!

It’s delivered straight from the countryside to the vegetable market in the city! It’s one of the best markets in Lisbon, and you can combine it with a visit to the LX Factory. There are also many coffee shops and restaurants.

LX Factory

  • When: The fresh produce market Mercado Lx Rural is every Sunday from 10 AM until 6 PM.
  • Location: The LX Factory is located on Rua Rodrigues de Faria.
  • How to get there: Take a train from Cais de Sodré or Cascais to Alcântara-Mar. You can also take the 714 bus from Praça da Figueira or the 727 bus from Cais de Sodré. Taking Tram 15 (or 15E) if another option.
  • Cost: Free to visit.
  • Who is this for? The trendy shops are perfect for lovers of vintage clothing and anyone who likes handmade items. The food market is fantastic for buying fresh produce.
  • Things to see in the area: The LX factory itself! Museum B-MAD, and art museum Museu do Oriente.

3. Mercado da Ribeira

Mercado da Ribeira is another market that has existed for centuries. It first opened its doors in 1892 and is the largest market in Lisbon. 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 Lisbon. Location will follow after Time Out Market!

4. Time Out Market Lisbon

The Time Out Market food hall opens its doors at 10 AM. Lisbon’s top chefs offer culinary highlights, filling tables quickly with foodies. Enjoy traditional dishes made by local chefs, try organic wine from the wine bar, try grilled fish, and taste the incredible seafood selection. This is by far one of the most popular markets in Lisbon, and it’s often busy.

The tables are placed in the centre of the food hall, and you can taste a huge variety of small snacks, cuisines, drinks and dinners. DJs perform regularly, and there are many events with live music 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 Jardim dom Luis market on Dom Luis I Square with jewellery, souvenirs and clothes.

Mercado da Ribeira & Time Out Market Lisbon

  • When: Mercado da Ribeira food market is between 6 AM and 2 PM. Time Out Market is open daily from 10 AM until midnight.
  • Location: Mercado da Ribeira and Time Out Market are conveniently located at 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, plus the neighbourhoods 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! Bom appetite! 

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

5. 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 and restaurants outside Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

  • When: Daily from 10 AM until 11 PM. On Saturday, the market is open until midnight.
  • Location: Rua Coelho da Rocha 104 in the Campo de Ourique district.
  • 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 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.

6. 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, unique souvenirs are also sold.

There are also special markets annually, such as Christmas markets and the market during Festas dos Santos Populares in June. 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

Mercado da Baixa

  • When: Very often. Check the website for current dates!
  • Location: Praça da Figueira in the heart of the city centre.
  • 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.

7. 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 with antiques, books, vintage clothes, and other haberdasheries.

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 with antiques, books, vintage 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.

8. Anjos 70 Art & Fleamarket

For those who love vintage items and incredible art, Anjos 70 is for you! This indoor urban market offers handmade items, new clothes, and vintage fashions. Also, keep an eye out for upcoming workshops! With over 100 regular vendors, it’s the perfect place for some artsy and funky shopping.

Anjos 70

  • When: Check their Instagram page for the latest news and updates.
  • Location: The creative market used to be in a former glass warehouse, but it is no longer in use. Anjos70 Art & Fleamarket has two locations currently. On some weekends, you can visit the Lisbon markets at @8marvila and @a11galleries.
  • How to get there: 8 Marvila is located in the Marvila neighbourhood. The easiest way to get there from the city centre is by taking the 728 or 781 bus from Cais de Sodré. A11galleries is located on Rua Centro Cultural 11 in Alvalade. Alvalade is also the name of the nearest metro station.
  • Cost: Free to enter.
  • Who is this for? Vintage lovers and bargain seekers.

9. 8 Marvila

The newest market on the block is 8 Marvila! Still a hidden gem, although I can see that change very quickly. This quirky and hip place is in the Lisbon residential neighbourhood of Marvila. 8 Marvila is still a work in progress, and with a recent renovation, it’s open to the public again.

You can already find amazing resident artists here. Examples are the vintage and second-hand clothing store Black Mamba, gallery Because Art Matters (BAM), and plant shop Planta Livre For Home

There is also a bar, vegetarian and plant-based restaurants, and multiple food trucks. Tip: the vegan doughnuts and ice creams from Scoop & Dough are incredible!

8 Marvila 7

You can even come at night, as Outra Cena is one of the hottest new clubs in town. And the industrial Berlin-style space is the perfect setting for it! The house of those who are in the dance community also has a fantastic program.

8 Marvila

  • When: Thursday to Saturday from 12 PM to midnight and on Sunday from 12 PM to 10 PM.
  • Location: Praça David Leandro da Silva 8, 1700-007 Lisbon.
  • How to get there: Bus 781 and 728 depart from the city centre to Rua Fernando Palha. From the bus stop, it’s a 2-minute walk.
  • Cost: Free to enter.
  • Who is this for? Anyone who likes creativity, industrial settings, and good restaurants.
  • Things to see in the area: Visit the cultural centre Fábrica Braço de Prata, discover the Underdogs Gallery for a daily dose of art or see if Arroz Estúdios is open on the way back to Lisbon centre.
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FAQ

The flea market Feira da Ladra on Campo de Santa Clara Square is the most famous in the city. It is open every Tuesday and Saturday, and visitors can buy secondhand and new items.

Time Out Market and Mercado de Campo de Ourique are fantastic places to eat. If you want to buy ingredients instead, visit the Lisbon food markets at LX Factory Sunday Market, Mercado da Ribeira or the Biological Market in Principe Real.

Conclusion

These are some of the biggest, most famous, and best of Lisbon’s markets, but there are many more to discover! Enjoy the local Mercado de Benfica, where you can buy fresh farm products like fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables. 

For natural foods, the Lisbon market Mercado Biológico do Príncipe 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 also some English books! 

Or visit the craft market Mercado Crafts and Design in Jardim da Estrela! Which market would be your favourite?

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14 Comments

  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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