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7 Best Lisbon Markets You Must Visit

Ana Fankhauser
December 21, 2022
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One of the best things about Lisbon is its markets. Everything from fresh food markets during the day to bustling night markets serving up hot food from some of the best known chefs in Portugal. In this guide, we show you which are the best markets to visit in Lisbon.

Name Type Popularity Location
Mercado da Ribeira Food Very Popular Cais do Sodré
Feira da Ladra Flea Popular Campo de Santa Clara
Mercado de Arroios Food Popular Rua de Arroios
Mercado da Baixa Food Popular Praça da Figueira
Mercado do Chão do Loureiro Food Popular Chão do Loureiro
Mercado de Sant'Ana Food Popular Rua Sant'Ana
Feira da Tapada das Necessidades Flea Less Popular Largo da Tapada das Necessidades
Mercado de Campo de Ourique Food Less Popular Rua Coelho da Rocha

Mercado da Ribeira (Time Out Market)

Mercado da Ribeira, also known as Time Out Market, is a popular tourist destination in Lisbon, Portugal. It is located in the Cais do Sodré neighbourhood and is housed in a historic market building that dates back to the 19th century. The market features a variety of food stalls and restaurants, offering a range of local and international cuisines.

Visitors can sample traditional Portuguese dishes such as pastel de nata (custard tarts), bacalhau (dried and salted cod) and Caldo Verde (a type of soup made with potatoes and kale). There are also stalls selling fresh produce, cheese, and other gourmet food items. The market also has a bar area and a stage where live music and other events are held.

It is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike and is known for its lively atmosphere and vibrant culture. Mercado da Ribeira is open every day and is easily accessible by public transportation.

It is a great place to experience the local food and culture of Lisbon and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the city. Next to the Time Out Market in the same building, you can find the original Mercado da Ribeira. The market sells fish, meat, fruit and vegetables like any other traditional neighbourhood market. Be aware that opens until 2 pm every day of the week.

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Principe Real Biological Market

Lisbon, Portugal's "Mercado Biológico do Principe Real," or simply "Principe Real Biological Market," is a well-liked farmers' market.

Each Saturday, sellers at the market sell a range of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as local and organic products including artisanal bread, cheese, and honey. It is a favourite location for anybody interested in healthy, sustainable cuisine and is widely known for the high calibre of its offerings.

The market has a range of food vendors that sell prepared meals and snacks. Both residents and visitors like it, and it is widely known for its thriving environment and commitment to sustainable and healthy living.

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Mercado 31 de Janeiro

The Alfama area of Lisbon, Portugal hosts the Mercado 31 de Janeiro, popularly referred to as the "Feira da Ladra," twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday. It's been running for more than 200 years and is one of the most well-known and historic flea markets in the city. The 31st of January, the day it was created, is commemorated in the market's name.

It takes place in a sizable open-air area and has stalls offering a wide range of products, including antiques, vintage apparel, books, records, jewellery, and much more. The market's stalls provide shoppers a chance to peruse a variety of intriguing and distinctive goods at reasonable costs.

The location is excellent for finding buried treasures or purchasing souvenirs. Portuguese-style foods and beverages are also available from food sellers at the market.

It is well-known for its vibrant environment and distinctive offers and is a well-liked tourism attraction for both locals and foreign visitors. The Mercado 31 de Janeiro is well worth a visit if you're in Lisbon on a Tuesday or Saturday. Aside from finding unusual and fascinating stuff, it's a terrific place to get a taste of the local culture.

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LX Factory Sunday Market

Weekly market called LX Factory Sunday Market is held in Lisbon, Portugal's LX Factory district. It is well-known for its distinctive and diversified offers and is a well-liked vacation spot for both residents and tourists. Every Sunday, a variety of stalls offering a wide range of products, including apparel, accessories, handcrafted goods, and more, populate the market.

A bar area where guests may unwind and have a drink is also there, along with food vendors serving a range of regional and international cuisines. The market is a terrific location to spend a Sunday afternoon since in addition to the booths, it also offers live music and other forms of entertainment. People who want to experience Lisbon's unique culture and creativity frequently travel there because of its laid-back vibe.

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Mercado de Santa Clara

Mercado de Santa Clara in Alfama district is well-known for its food quality

The market is renowned for its extensive selection of regional and foreign delicacies and is housed in a historic structure from the 19th century. Fresh food products including fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood.

You can also find a few restaurants and cafes where you can relax and eat.

It is open every day and, like its neighbours Time Out Market and Mercado de Campo de Ourique, is a wonderful place to discover traditional Portuguese cuisine.

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Anjos70

Anjos70 is Lisbon's hippest market. Located inside a factory building in Anjos neighbourhood.

The cultural centre supports local and international artists. It's noted for its inventive and cutting-edge programming, such as concerts, exhibitions, and workshops. Also, there are lots of trendy restaurants and pubs.

If you like modern art and culture you should definitely visit.

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Feira de Alfarrabistas

Feira de Alfarrabistas is a weekly book market in the Campo de Ourique neighbourhood of Lisbon, Portugal that is a must-see for book lovers and collectors. Held every Sunday, the market takes place in a large open-air square and features stalls offering a wide variety of books, from rare and antique volumes to more recent editions.

You can browse through the stalls and find books on a variety of subjects, including literature, history, art, and more. The market also has food vendors selling snacks and drinks. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists and is known for its lively atmosphere and unique offerings. If you're in Lisbon on a Sunday and love books, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Feira de Alfarrabistas. The only issue if you are an expat is that the majority of the books will be in Portuguese.

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