Archive for the 'Markets' Category

Saint George’s Castle Lisbon overlooking lively square Martim Moniz: multicultural delicacies, aphrodisiacs, market, terraces, events calendar, (live) music & starting point tourist tram 28

When you travel to Lisbon it is a must to visit the legendary St. George’s castle. Walking from the beautiful  Rossio square to Castelo de São Jorge, you will cross square Praça Martim Moniz (GOOGLE MAP), starting point of the legendary tram 28, a ‘must do’ Lisbon attraction. Square Martim Moniz February 2013: Kiosk ‘A Preta’ (‘The Black’) : João (Johnny) and his sister […]

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon, terrace near fleamarket Feira da Ladra, WiFi hotspot, playground for children & panoramic Tagus river views

The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe in Alfama Lisbon is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of Boto Machado (or Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo) River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia), in the heart of Lisbon’s legendary flea market, Feira da Ladra, litt. thieves market. ‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, […]

Sunday flea, vintage, stamps, coins & (eco)handicraft market at Praça do Comércio Lisbon

Do you enjoy flea market shopping? Every Sunday morning there’s a small market at square Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square’) , where you can find antiques, books, collectioner’s items, vinyl music albums, stamps, coins and (eco) handicraft. In summertime this market also take place on Saturdays. March 2009 This outdoor market is held every Sunday from 9am to […]

Lisbon’s Ladra Alternativa (Alternative Flea Market) cool recycled art & Nespresso caps Christmas decoration

At the urban handicrafts Fair, Ladra Alternativa, you can find every type of item, from jewellery to home utensils, always with the knowledge that you are buying unique and original items for a cheap price. If you happen to be around: four times a year this indoor fair is held at the Dr Magalhães Lima Cultural Centre, Rua […]

Saldaña, Estefania, Arroios: wonderful areas to discover in Lisbon & famous Pastelaria Versailles

If you like to walk around outside of tourist areas go to Saldaña , the fashionable Avenidas Novas (a part of Lisbon built in the 1950s), with department stores, cinemas, museums, supermarkets and libraries. Avenida da República near Saldaña square. A must-do is to have breakfast or lunch in the wonderful old tea- and lunchroom Pastelaria Versailles (opened in 1922) which […]

Old Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon (Market near the river), flea market Feira da Ladra & coin and stamp collectors

On every Sunday morning from 09:00 – 13:00, the second floor of the old market Mercado da Ribeira (Market near the river since 1882), is reserved for coin and stamp collectors. Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon - coin and stamp collectors A good Dutch friend of mine is a coin collector, he asked me to browse the […]

Lisbon people: designer Alberto Gourgel, store/atelier vintage decoration & Feira da Ladra, Lisbon’s famous flea market

Designer Alberto Gourgel was born in Angola, a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975. ” I studied in a boarding school in Angola, but due to economical problems my brother and I moved to Lisbon in 1983. Being a kid, I already had a lot of creative ideas”. Market ‘A Feira da Ladra‘  (Lisbon’s famous flea […]

Market Mercado de Arroios Lisbon: fresh fish, flowers, fruit & friendly people

If you like browsing through local markets, go to Mercado de Arroios! The always very nice Portuguese people are proud to show you the fresh fish… …..and take their time to make a friendly neighbourly talk. This lively fresh produce & fishmarket is open from Monday-Saturday 07-00 till 14:00.   Mercado de Arroios, Rua Ângela […]

Popular cafe/restaurant ‘O Panteao’ above Lisbons’ legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’: excellent Portuguese food & lovely sunny terrace

After browsing Lisbon’s famous flea market Feira da Ladra, (early in the morning you can find the best bargains), it’s a good idea to drink a coffee/beer or enjoy a lunch in Restaurant ‘O Panteao (Pantheon) de Santa Clara’ . Terrace cafe/restaurant ‘O Panteao (Pantheon) de Santa Clara’  Lisbon From the terrace you can see a part of […]

Market Mercado da Ribeira (River) near Cais do Sodré train station Lisbon: from hot ‘piri-piri’ to fresh fish, food, funeral flowers & new hotspot: inside and outside gastronomical area

Near the Cais do Sodre train station, on the other side of the road, you will see the beautiful building of the Mercado da Ribeira (market near the river, since 1882), topped with a Moorish-style dome. Worth a visit! Market Mercado da Ribeira, near the river Tejo, Lisbon Market: open daily 05:00 – 14:00. Closed on […]