Shopping in Lisbon. Where to find malls, markets, stores and boutiques.

Experiencing the best shopping in Lisbon is to combine some of the city's most traditional shops and boutiques with the Portuguese capital's swankiest malls and retail centres. For authentic souvenirs made exclusively in Portugal head for A Vida Portuguesa, a great place to get hold of the “genuine article”. Similarly, the Arabesque-styled Embaixada mall bills itself as a “conceptual Shopping Gallery” where some of Portugal’s most talented brand ambassadors have set up boutiques in an abandoned 200-year-old mansion. For a retro retail experience with added flavour pop along to Conserveira da Lisboa where they sell tinned seafood wrapped in colourful retro packaging. The quirkiest Lisbon shopping expedition has to be browsing the antiques and bric-a-brac at Feira da Ladra, the so-called “Thieves’ Market”. Arrive early to bag a bargain! Some of the country’s best wines are stocked at Deli Delux, a smart little delicatessen sited near the city’s Santa Apolonia cruise port. Back in Lisbon’s Chiado district you can find one of Portugal’s tiniest stores, the delightful Luvaria Ulisses, a bespoke glove shop. Another unique place to shop is the venerable Caza das Vellas Loreto. This beautiful candle shop was founded in 1789 making it one of the oldest retails outlets in Portugal. For the greenest shopping, browse the cork products at eco-friendly Pelcor. They even sell umbrellas made from this most versatile of natural products. The wonderfully named Menina Sardinha sells hamper loads of award-winning gourmet goodies such as homemade jams, different types of honey, wines and cheeses. And for a convenient shop under one roof, if you’re seeking an all-in-one shopping expedition, nip over to Parque das Nacoes and the impressive, eye-catching Vasco da Gama shopping mall.  

Parque das Nações

Arguably the most attractive of all Lisbon's shopping malls, the maritime themed Vasco da Gama Centre is certainly a looker and blends well with the contemporary and eye-catching architecture that characterises Parque das Nações. The complex...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

A contemporary styled gourmet delicatessen stocked full of traditional Portuguese delicacies, Menina Sardinha literally means "Sardine Girl" but it's also a term of endearment �and refers to a young with a freckly face. Sardines are among...  Read More

Pelcor sells items made exclusively from cork and by doing so is one of the most eco-friendly retail outlets in the land. They've been leading the way in the manufacturing of this unique raw material for years and shoppers will be surprised at...  Read More

One of the oldest stores in the city is the wonderfully understated Caza das Vellas Loreto. Trading since 1789, this wood-panelled architectural gem is a candleshop, and its appearance has changed little. Ecclesiastical Candles in all shapes and...  Read More

If the glove fits... and customers will find a pair to suit them at this authentic art deco boutique, a dinky, wafer-thin shop situated in the heart of Chiado. Hand crafted from the softest leather, there are dozens of styles in different...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

A fantastic selection of Portuguese wines, extraordinary in its range, helps define this upscale delicatessen. An entire wall displays rows and rows of bottles – a connoisseur's idea of shopping! Stocked are some of the country's most...  Read More

The chaotic, jumble-sale atmosphere of Lisbon's largest and liveliest flea market is just part of its appeal. But the real draw is that you can snap up a genuine antique if you've an eagle eye, and a bargain at that if you're prepared to haggle....  Read More

For one of the most original souvenirs of any trip to Lisbon, breeze down to this little cornershop in the city's Baixa (downtown) district and buy a tin of tuna. Not any old tin but one packaged in great retro wrapping. Established over 80...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real

The salons in the 18th-century neo-Moorish palace located in the city's trendy Principe Real district have been transformed into a series of attractive boutiques, over a dozen in fact, each selling a different range of independent fashion,...  Read More

If you're after an original souvenir of Portugal, this absorbing handicraft-hardware store is probably where you'll find it. Items on sale here are represented by brands that have been manufactured in the country for generations, and the...  Read More


Meet Paul Bernhardt

Paul Bernhardt cut his teeth as a press photographer in England before leaving the UK to settle in Portugal, where he has lived for over a decade, and where he started to focus on more...  More About Paul