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Best Markets in Lisbon

What are the best markets in Lisbon? In this article we highlight the best markets in Lisbon.
|-Best Markets in Lisbon

Lisbon, the sun-kissed capital of Portugal, is a haven for expats and digital nomads who are drawn to its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and friendly locals. One of the city’s many charms is its array of markets, where you can find everything from fresh produce to vintage clothing, handcrafted jewelry, and unique souvenirs. Whether you’re looking to stock up on groceries, find a one-of-a-kind gift, or simply soak up the local atmosphere, Lisbon’s markets are an essential part of the city’s fabric. Here are some of the best markets in Lisbon that you should definitely explore.

Feira da Ladra

Location: Campo de Santa Clara
Type of Market: Flea Market
Open: Tuesdays and Saturdays, dawn to early afternoon

Feira da Ladra, which translates to “Thieves’ Market,” is Lisbon’s most famous flea market. It’s a treasure trove of antiques, vintage items, books, vinyl records, and eclectic finds. The market has been around for centuries and is a fantastic spot to hunt for unique items and souvenirs. The bustling atmosphere and the chance to haggle with vendors make it an exciting experience for any shopper.

We Recommend: Look out for traditional Portuguese azulejos (ceramic tiles) that can add a touch of Lisbon charm to your home decor.

Mercado da Ribeira – Time Out Market

Location: Avenida 24 de Julho
Type of Market: Food Market
Open: Daily, 10 am to midnight (may vary for different vendors)

The Mercado da Ribeira, also known as the Time Out Market, is a must-visit for foodies. This market combines a traditional fresh produce market with a modern food hall where some of Lisbon’s best chefs and restaurants serve up their dishes. It’s a great place to sample a wide variety of Portuguese cuisine and international foods all under one roof.

We Recommend: Try the pastel de nata from Manteigaria, a Portuguese custard tart that’s a local favorite.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Location: Rua Coelho da Rocha
Type of Market: Food Market
Open: Daily, 10 am to 11 pm (may vary for different vendors)

Mercado de Campo de Ourique is a neighborhood market that has been serving locals since 1934. Recently renovated, it now offers a mix of traditional market stalls selling fresh produce, fish, and meat, alongside modern gourmet stalls and eateries. It’s a bit more off the beaten path than the Time Out Market, offering a more authentic local experience.

We Recommend: Savor some fresh seafood tapas or the traditional Portuguese dish bacalhau (salted cod), which is prepared in various ways.

LX Factory Sunday Market

Location: LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues de Faria
Type of Market: Arts, Crafts, and Vintage
Open: Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm

LX Factory is a creative island located in a refurbished industrial complex, and its Sunday market is a hotspot for those looking for handmade crafts, fashion, and unique art pieces. The market is surrounded by hip cafes, bookshops, and galleries, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely Sunday stroll.

We Recommend: Check out the local artists’ stalls for one-of-a-kind jewelry or artwork that captures the spirit of Lisbon.

Mercado de Benfica

Location: Rua Olivério Serpa
Type of Market: Neighborhood Market
Open: Daily, 7 am to 2 pm (closed on Sundays)

Mercado de Benfica is a traditional Portuguese market that offers a genuine local shopping experience. Here, you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, and flowers. It’s less touristy than other markets, so you can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere and interact with the friendly vendors.

We Recommend: Purchase some fresh, seasonal produce to cook a delicious meal at home, just like the locals do.

Mercado de Arroios

Location: Rua Ângela Pinto
Type of Market: Neighborhood Market
Open: Daily, 7 am to 2 pm (closed on Sundays)

Mercado de Arroios is a neighborhood gem where you can immerse yourself in the daily life of Lisbon residents. This market is known for its fresh produce, meat, and fish, as well as its friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place to pick up ingredients for a home-cooked meal or to simply enjoy the lively local scene.

We Recommend: Try the freshly baked bread and pastries from the local bakeries around the market.

Feira do Relogio

Location: Avenida Santo Condestável
Type of Market: General Market
Open: Sundays, morning to early afternoon

Feira do Relogio is one of the largest markets in Lisbon, where you can find a wide array of goods, from clothing and accessories to household items and electronics. It’s a bustling market with a diverse range of products, and you’re likely to find some great deals if you’re up for some haggling.

We Recommend: Look for Portuguese-made leather goods, which are often of high quality and make for great gifts or personal keepsakes.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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