Shopping in Lisbon doesn’t always mean going to large luxury malls of well branded trademarks and high quality products. In some areas in Lisbon there are street markets open on specific days of the week or the month. Some of these markets are specified for a certain group of products and some of them sell every possible thing.
Feira Do Relogio (literally means The Clock Fair) is the largest street market in Lisbon, which occurs every Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market contains different stalls to sell products ranging from toys and clothes to meat and fishes. The prices are not fixed, so it is the best place to experience traditional bargaining and to shop in a Portuguese way. The market can be reached using the Metro’s red line to the Bela Vista metro station and also by public buses.
Feira da Ladra (literally means Flea Market) is another street market located in Alfama, the oldest district in the city. The main products of the market are electronics, computer hardware and software. Also, many other products can be found. Some of the items are new, while others are second hand. It is good distention for coin and stamp collectors. The market occurs every Saturday and Tuesday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. It can be reached by the Tram 28 and is a walkable distance from the Santa Apolónia metro station blue line.
Príncipe Real Jardim (Príncipe Real garden) is a street market of a different type. Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, an organic food market occurs in the garden. The prices of the organic food in the market are much cheaper than expected when buyers hear the word organic. Fruits and vegetables can found in the market as well as wines, vinegars and olive oils. The garden can be reached by metro using the blue line to Avenida metro station. as well as public buses.
Novo & Antigo market (literally means New and Old Market) is a street market that occurs every first and third Sunday of the month in the cultural center of Belém. The products of this market var from coins and stamps to books and electronics; also, this market is well organized so the visitor, will not miss any part.
The current failing economic situation of Portugal and the high unemployment rate in the country let the street markets be very popular among not only the tourists but also the local residents of the country who are looking for cheaper prices, regardless of the quality of the products.