Whether you’re a foodie looking for the freshest produce, a fashionista looking for vintage finds or a vinyl junkie digging for gold, Lisbon’s markets deliver the goods. With help from Ariane Arand – a local fabrics expert who runs shopping tours of Lisbon – Culture Trip’s guide uncovers the best places for browsing and buying.
Markets have been held in Lisbon for centuries and are still very much a part of city life. Local residents and tourists rub shoulders with top chefs at produce markets, cool kids haggle over the price of trinkets at vintage fashion fairs, while record collectors and DJs can be found crate-digging at the city’s famous flea markets.
Many of Lisbon’s biggest and best markets occupy vast historic buildings or take over entire neighbourhoods, so be sure to set aside a few hours to dig out the best bargains. There’s almost always a good range of refuelling options, with tasty traditional street snacks and cold drinks available at wallet-friendly prices.
Ariane Arand is a German fashion fan who has lived in Lisbon for 26 years. She runs shopping tours of Lisbon as well as operating a unique sewing school, co-sewing space and vintage haberdashery. Armed with her insights, we’ve cherry picked the very best of Lisbon’s colourful markets.