feira da ladra- market of the thief
This market is an 800 year-old Lisbon tradition which takes place every Tuesday and Saturday. Sprawling across Campo de Santa Clara, behind the São Vicente da Fora Church, you will find a sea of blankets with locals selling everything; antiquities, unwanted household items, handicrafts, architectural remnants, and between the tables of new clothes and tools are a few people selling odd collections of items that look suspiciously like they have been stolen.
Campo de Santa Clara
lx factory market
Designers, Artists, and Merchants
LX Market is a lively, open-air street market, where vendors and buyers share and exchange products, hopes and dreams, in an informal, dynamic atmosphere that was once an industrial factory complex. Here you can find everything from second hand articles, to original crafts, organic products and innovative design items.
Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, (one block west of Largo do Calvario)
Access by: Electric trams #15E and #18E, or Buses #756, #760, #201, #203, #714, #720, #727, #732, #742, #751
Open every Sunday: Winter hours, 11:00am to 6:00pm, Summer hours, 12:00pm to 8:00pm
mercado da ribeira- ribeira market
Downtown Lisbon’s largest farmers market is set under a massive pavilion where you can watch fresh seafood from the Azores Islands to Norway being snatched up by locals and restauranteurs haggling for the best price. Although the financial crisis and wholesale discount chain stores have reduced this once thriving market to a handful of diehard vendors, this is still a great place to pick up picnic items for those who are romantic, or budget minded travelers. Chatting with the local merchants here is far more rewarding experience than a chain grocery store. With a bag off fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, olives, bread and some cured meats you are ready to find a shady spot atop Castle S. Jorge for a lunchtime feast with views. The market is closed on Sundays when the upper mezzanine becomes a trading post for local philatelists and numismatists, (stamp and coin collectors).
Rua da Ribeira Nova, 18
Open Mon. to Fri. 6.00 to 14.00, then 15.00 -19.00 and on Sat: 6.00 to 14.00, (Closed on Sundays)
ribeira timeout magazine food pavilion
Restaurants and Cafes
The markets management was taken over by TimeOut Lisboa Magazine, with a bold a project that was finally realized in May 2014.
The Mercado da Ribeira now hosts a lively food pavilion with over 30 top chefs, Lisbon eateries and famous shops, some of which have supplied Lisboetas with savory foodstuffs for over a century. Inside is a beautifully designed 500 seat dining area that gets bustling around 9:00pm, but not to worry because there are another 200 seats outside on the terrace where seafood and light snacks alike can be enjoyed beside the park in Dom Luis Square.
There are no fast food stands, no trans-Euro franchises, and none of those awful umbrellas and plastic chairs sporting logos for sodas and beers. This shows how Lisbon takes its food seriously and the plans for more are in the works. There will also be a space dedicated to cultural activities on the first floor that will open in September 2014. There will be an auditorium capable of seating 300 people as well as a bar and restaurant. TimeOut is already organizing small cultural events with artists and musicians to liven up the summer and fall nights in 2014.
Come check out everything from traditional Portuguese sandwiches like the Prego, or Bifana, or fresh Atlantic seafood and fish dishes, an excellent selection of local wines, cheeses and even some ethnic eateries from former Portuguese colonies where the kitchens or Portugal and other countries have combined over time to create their own unique cuisine. There are renowned chefs sporting stars, and start ups who won a competition hosted by TimeOut to receive a coveted place in the market food pavilion.
Rua da Ribeira Nova, 18
Open from 10.00 to midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays it is open until 2.00 in the morning. Located on the ground floor on the west side of the pavilion.
mercado do bairro alto
A small farmers market held in the trendy Bairro Alto quarter. A great place to pick up fresh produce if you are staying in an apartment in the area.
Location: Rua da Altalia
Bairro Alto, Lisboa
Open Everyday, 7:00 to 14:00
mercado santa clara
Everyday A small farmers market held in the same area as the Feira da Ladra- Market of the Thief, behind the São Vicente da Fora Church.
Open Everyday, 7:00 to 14:00
Tel: 218 868 884
belém antiques and crafts market
Antiques and Handicrafts
Every Sunday the Belém neighborhood hosts a market in the park in front of the S. Jeronimos Monastery. The vendors alternate between antiques and handicrafts. Here you’ll find books, fascist ephemera, watches, jewelry, statues, coins and old postcards.
Praça do Império
Open May to October on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, 9.00 to 18.00
Tel: 213 637 629
avenida da liberdade antique market
On the second weekend of each month some of the city’s finest antique sellers set up tables in the west promenade of Avenida da Liberdade, near the Avenida metro station. This is not a crafts fair and this not a place for knock-off’s, but some of the more authentic available from Lisbon’s most well known antique sellers.
Avenida da Liberdade
Open year round on the second weekend of each month, 9.00 to 14.00
craft & design fair
Traditional Arts & Crafts
Set in the middle of a magical park, the Jardim da Estrela hosts an impressive Crafts and Design fair with musicians and performances happening as artisans present their traditional works, which include many recognized names in Portuguese design. While you are in the area, you might want to make time to see the House/ Museum of the famous poet Fernando Pessoa and the elaborate Estrela Basilica.
Jardim da Estrela
Open the first weekend of each month, Spring to Fall.
organic market- mercado biologico
Organic Farmers Market and Handmade Items
Organics are more the norm than the exception in Portugal, but here you will find a grand variety of products that are certified “Biologico”. Among the farmers selling their local fruits and vegetables, there are also purveyors of handmade soaps, cereals, baked goods, cheeses and much more. Don’t come just for the market, stay for the beautiful park, open air cafes and nearby museums of Natural History and Science. On weekdays you can visit an enormous underground water cistern in the middle of the park, that was once fed by Lisbon’s famous Aqua Livres aqueduct.
Príncipe Real Garden
Praça do Príncipe Real 11, 1250 Lisboa
Open Every Saturday