Market Mercado da Ribeira (River) near Cais do Sodré train station Lisbon: from hot ‘piri-piri’ to fresh fish & funeral flowers
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
Open: daily 05:00 – 14:00. Closed on Sundays. Address: Avenida 24 de Julho Lisbon
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon
The cities biggest open food market is selling everything: from inky octopus and fresh seafood to fabulous fruit, from real Portugese products like ‘hot’ piri-piri to funeral flowers waiting for a dead body…..
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon: funeral flowers
This is Lisbon’s cheapest market. The seafood forms a large part of the Portuguese cuisine with 1001 ways to cook it. Bacalhau is the Portuguese name for cod, a very popular fish, so much that they have a different bacalhau recipe for each day of the year!
Market Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon: every day fresh fish
In 2007 the market celebrated a 125 year of existence: beautiful pictures are on the walls from fish sellers (varinas) of the Ribeira Market from a hundred years ago, when the fishermen moored their ship here to sell the fresh fish.
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon fish seller (varina, year: 1900)
On Sunday mornings there is a Collectors fair from 09:00-14:00, like coins and stamps. The 2nd floor of the market has also been converted into a touristy ‘cultural’ centre. It sells locally produced items such as port and honey, and handicrafts.
Rua Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, located behind the famous market near the river Tagus, was for decades known as a street in Lisbons red light district with bars named after northern European capitals (like Copenhagen, Oslo or Roterdão , Rotterdam) to attract their sailors who stepped off their boats here. Nowadays this area is very trendy