Lisbon’s Alternative Flea Market: cool recycled art & Christmas Nespresso caps

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.

UPDATE:  This fair is no longer organized

Lisbon Feira Alternativa (Alternative Flea market Alfama entrance

All creations have in mind the reutilization and recycling of materials. At this Fair in Alfama, the Ladra Alternativa, you’ll find very creative Portuguese designers showing their work like jewellery, arts, crafts and fashion accessories.

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You might have been visited Lisbon’s legendary ‘Feira da Ladra” flea market. Although this flea market has slightly the same name, “alternativa” (alternative) points to a different way of approaching this kind of market.

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A few years ago (2006) a group of young creators came together to present their work. The market started out as an experiment, but it has really become a great success.

Lisbon Feira Alternativa Alternative Fair Christmas 08 Alfama

This alternative flea market introduces local Portuguese creators in jewellery, painting, fashion, photography and others. It’s an informal interpretation of art and you will be impressed with the very creative designs!

Feira da Ladra Alternativa recycled Nespresso caps Christmas

I bought Christmas decoration made from used Nespresso caps, price: 3 euro.

Feira da Ladra Alternativa Christmas decorations Nespresso caps

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You’ll have the chance to talk to the person who created what you’re buying, change ideas, thoughts and experiences.

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The initiators of this Fair are Antonio Azevedo (l), and Patricia Brizido,

Ladra Alternativa, email

(See website).Opening hours: Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 10am-7pm. Price: free, there’s no ATM machine, so bring cash.

Lisbon Feira Alternativa Alternative fleamarket Largo do Salvador Alfama