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 Sundays. Address: Avenida 24 de Julho Lisbon.
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon open food market
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
There really is something to find for everyone
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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.
Next to the food market: TIME OUT foodhall & gastronomical area representing the best restaurants and chefs of Lisbon
Mercado da Ribeira (River Market) Lisbon: Time Out magazine food pavilion
Traditional Portuguese sandwiches & nails
Did you ever try a traditional Portuguese sandwich like the Prego? or a Bifana (pork)? a Prego is the most popular and incredible garlic steak sandwich in the Portuguese cuisine for many years. The Portuguese eat the prego’s (literally: nails, referring to the full stomach after eating one with mustard or piri-piri)
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon Food Hall: Portuguese petiscos (tapas)
Petiscos (Portuguese tapas)
Small plate dishes are called petiscos in Portugal, so basically the same as Spanish tapas. (More…. ). Don’t say this to the Portuguese, the Spanish invasion (1762) is still fresh in their memory….
Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon restaurant: fresh seafood
Restaurants and terraces outside the market
Also new are the restaurants outside the old market: we enjoyed fresh Atlantic seafood and a delicious Portuguese wine.
Market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon: restaurants with terraces
‘Time Out’ Food Hall: Gastronomical area near the market hall
Opened May 18 2014.
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10am to midnight; Thursday to Saturday 10am to 2pm
Thanks to Thijs Verhoeven