Lisbon is a great place to go shopping and discover big brands, historic shops and flea markets.
The city is not as big as other European capitals, but you do need to know where to look. Find some of the capital’s best shops and markets with our guide to the best shopping areas.
If you’re a non-EU resident, you can save some money by asking a VAT refund.
Lisbon’s Best Shopping Neighbourhoods & Streets
The biggest brands have stores in the Baixa, Chiado and adjacent areas. These offer some of the best streets for shopping in downtown Lisbon.
Rua do Carmo & Rua Garrett
Two of Lisbon’s best shopping streets, Rua do Carmo (just over Santa Justa Lift) and Rua Garrett are home to the city’s oldest and most famous shops.
- Look for big brands such as Apple (GSM Store), Benetton, Bershka, H&M, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Nike, Pull & Bear, Zara, and many others.
- Step into the centenary-old Bertrand bookshop and go back in time.
- Admire the elegance of French style boutiques and shop for linen, silk and embroidery made from finest cloth at Paris em Lisboa.
- Take a selfie with the statue of Fernando Pessoa, Portugal’s most celebrated twentieth century poet, at the famous café A Brasileira. Then pop next door and sample the best croissants in Lisbon at Pastelaria Benard.
- Seek out a curious little shop on Rua do Carmo in a building with a neoclassical façade. Luvaria Ulisses is the last establishment in Lisbon that sells exclusively gloves and mittens.
- Go to a shopping centre right in the historic centre of Lisbon. Armazéns do Chiado offers some top-floor eateries, a large Fnac store, and several fashion and cosmetics stores.
- Get off the beaten track by slipping into a side street – Rua Anchieta 11 is home to A Vida Portuguesa, a great shop for picking up “typically Portuguese” souvenirs.
- Visit Vista Alegre Atlantis for the best Portuguese porcelain and crystal pieces.
- Enjoy a custard tart (pastel de nata) at nearby Manteigaria (Rua do Loreto 2).
- Have lunch or dinner at one of Chiado’s top restaurants.
Buzzing with tourists, street performers, shoppers, business people, and occasional street canvassers, the pedestrian Rua Augusta offers a good range of fashion stores on your way to Terreiro do Paço and the River Tejo.
- Find several Inditex chains owned by Amancio Ortega Gaona, such as Zara, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius. Other brand favourites include Benetton and Mango.
- Are you a football fan? Benfica Official Store offers a selection of products (football shirts and accessories, training gear) for those who don’t get the chance to visit the Benfica Stadium.
- Take a break from your shopping trip with a stop at Amorino, a gelato chain that serves Italian style ice cream in locations all over the world, including on Rua Augusta 209, Lisbon.
Avenida da Liberdade
Stroll along one of the most elegant shopping streets in Lisbon, which offers some of Europe’s most expensive luxury brands.
- Shop on Lisbon’s priciest street, home to European fashion houses (think Cartier, Dior, Escada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Versace).
- Look for mid-priced fashion stores alongside luxury brands, including Guess, Mango, and Massimo Dutti.
- Refuel at Olivier Avenida (just steps away on Rua Júlio César Machado 7), one of the best restaurants in Lisbon serving Mediterranean inspired cuisine.
- Or head straight for burgers, fries and Portuguese beer with a flavour of rock and roll at Lisbon’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Rua da Escola Politécnica & Rua Dom Pedro V
Nearby, Príncipe Real mixes souvenirs with antiques and designer clothes in one of Lisbon’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
- Grab an irreverent, Caribbean style swimsuit at Latitid in the Embaixada Shopping Gallery, one of the most iconic building in Príncipe Real, home to other cool stores.
- Pick up sustainable goodies from Stró, a Portuguese brand that values artisanal and small-scale manufacturing of blankets, slippers, scarves, bags, hats, shirts, and more.
- Admire the Portuguese azulejos (hand-painted tiles) at Solar Antiques, featuring 15th and 16th centuries tiles, and beautiful handmade tile panels and pottery. From around €10 you can get a nice hand painted tile to take home.
- Find the Portuguese art of embroidery at Príncipe Real Enxovais, one of the few historic stores in Lisbon open since 1960.
- Discover ethically made fashion, beauty and home products at Fair Bazaar.
- Refresh yourself with lunch at the one of the best restaurants in Príncipe Real.
Lisbon’s Shopping Centres & Department Stores
Lisbon has big indoor shopping centres not far from downtown, accessible on public transport (besides many others further away).
- Flock to Amoreiras Shopping Centre, Lisbon’s first big shopping centre built in the 1980s. It shelters numerous cafés, restaurants and shops, including luxury shops, and ten movie theatres. Take the vintage tram 24 to get there.
- Look for big brands all in one place at the famous El Corte Inglés. The largest department store in Lisbon has also a gourmet space on the 7th floor, and a supermarket underground, connected to the São Sebastião metro station (blue line).
- Enjoy a full shopping experience at Colombo, the biggest shopping centre in the Iberian Peninsula, with over 340 stores, including 60 restaurants and 8 movie theatres. You can get there by metro (Colégio Militar/Luz station on blue line).
- Head to the Parque das Nações for a visit to the Oceanarium, Europe’s largest aquarium, and stop at Vasco da Gama, another big indoor shopping centre with 170 stores (of which 33 are restaurants), as well as 6 movie theatres, and direct access to the metro (Oriente station).
The Best Markets in Lisbon
Whether you’re looking for something different or shopping on a budget, a trip to one of Lisbon’s outdoor markets is sure to provide you with inspiration.
- Find both junk and gems at Feira da Ladra, Lisbon’s oldest flea market, every Tuesday and Saturday morning.
- Indulge on typical Portuguese products such as cheese, sausages and wine at Praça da Figueira on the last weekend of each month (Thursday to Sunday).
- Stroll along Avenida da Liberdade and peruse antiques and collectables as well as organic products at Feira da Avenida that takes place on the second weekend of each month (May to October also fourth weekend of each month).
- Drop by Príncipe Real Garden and buy organic produce every Saturday from 7am to 2pm. Other markets operate here as well: an antique market on the last Saturday and Monday of each month, the Portugal Real market offering regional products on the second Friday and Saturday of each month, and Sabor de Perdição, a craft market on the first Friday and Saturday of each month.
- Shop for fresh produce every Sunday at Lx Rural, a farmers’ market at Lx Factory gathering fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, honey in one spot from 10am to 5pm. If you go in the morning, try the “Everyday brunch” at Wish Slow Coffee House.
- Visit a traditional market of fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and fish, at Mercado da Ribeira that operates alongside the huge food market Time Out Market Lisboa.