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.
A good Dutch friend of mine is a coin collector, he asked me to browse the markets in Lisbon. I’m not really interested in coins, but this is worth a visit!
It seems that mostly men are interested in coin collection………and they are trading furiously! On the background you see covered market stalls: on the other days of the week the market Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbons biggest open food market , is selling everything: from inky octopus and fresh seafood to fabulous fruit, from real Portuguese products like ‘hot’ piri-piri to funeral flowers waiting for a dead body….
It’s really nice to walk around here, even if you are not looking for coins or old stamps. They sell more, like calendars, very old postcards and paper money. The 2nd floor of the market has also been converted into a touristy cultural center, selling locally produced items such as port, honey, and handicrafts.
Also at Lisbon’s famous flea market Feira da Ladra, you can find all kind of coins….
….and on every Sunday there’s a small flea market at Praça do Comércio. This is João, don’t be afraid to negotiate the price!